Critical Appraisal of the Medical Literature

Critical Appraisal of the Medical Literature

EPID 570
Critical Appraisal of the Medical Literature
Spring term
0.25 course unit
Prerequisite: 
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). For his/her session, each student will appraise critically a journal article and lead the discussion concerning that article.

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