Critical Appraisal of the Medical Literature

EPID 5700
Spring term
0.25 CU
Candidates for the Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) degree only

This seminar focuses on techniques for critical appraisal of the medical literature. Each student will be responsible for at least one critical appraisal session covering different epidemiologic topics (including the evaluation of diagnostic tests, clinical course and prognosis of disease, disease etiology or causation, therapy, quality of clinical care, economic evaluation, and meta-analysis). Each week, a student will critically appraise a journal article and lead the discussion concerning that article.