CAIFL: Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians*

For more information, please contact Deborah Crooke at deborah_crooke@nymc.edu.

Craving more confidence in leading EBM sessions for medical students? Puzzled about how to guide students in study design and in depth critical appraisal? Frustrated with statistics?

Join us to become a trailblazer of EBM at your institution.

This six week online program will take place January 23-March 4, 2019 and will consist of: assessment; self-directed learning through video, readings, and problem sets; small group facilitated exercises; and plenary talks by physician and librarian experts in evidence based practice and critical appraisal.


Resource URL: https://guides.library.nymc.edu/CAIFL

Goal and Learning Objectives

Goal: To develop librarians' critical appraisal skills via enhanced understanding of research design, biomedical statistics, and clinical reasoning to apply knowledge in teaching target populations.

Objectives: At the end of the institute participants will be able to:

  1. Describe and analyze study methodologies used in clinical research.
  2. Define and critique biostatistical concepts used to report the results of clinical research studies.
  3. Critically appraise biomedical articles including an understanding of the methodology, sources of bias, and the results.
  4. Teach critical appraisal with confidence.

Agenda

Early January, 2020: Pre-Test and analysis

Plenary 1: January 29, 2020

Large group 1.5 hours

Introductions (Marie Ascher, Dr. Terry Shaneyfelt).

Plenary Lecture: “Why Critical Appraisal?”  (Dr. Andrew Coyle).

Small group breakouts; introductions. 30 minutes

Module 1 (February 4-7): Clinical Study Designs: Basics and Biases; Critical Appraisal Tools

Self-study preparation: Videos, readings, problem sets. 3.5 hours

Synchronous session: Small group work on assigned date. 1.5 hours

Module 2 (February 11- 14):  Foundational Stats: Descriptive & Inferential Statistics and Hypothesis Testing.

Self-study preparation: Videos, readings, problem sets. 3.5 hours

Synchronous session: Small group work on assigned date. 1.5 hours

Module 3 (February 18-21): Common Measures of Association in Biomedical Studies 1: Therapy and Risk and Systematic Reviews.

Self-study preparation: Videos, readings, problem sets. 3.5 hours

Synchronous session: Small group work on assigned date. 1.5 hours

Module 4 (February 25-28): Common Measures of Association in Biomedical Studies 2: Diagnosis.

Self-study preparation: Videos, readings, problem sets. 3.5 hours

Synchronous session: Small group work on assigned date. 1.5 hours

Module 5 (March 3-6): Common Measures of Association in Biomedical Studies 3: Prognosis and Harm.

Self-study preparation: Videos, readings, problem sets. 3.5 hours

Synchronous session: Small group work on assigned date. 1.5 hours

Journal Clubs (March 10-13): Self-study preparation: 4 hours

Synchronous session: Small group work on assigned date. 1.5 hours

Plenary 2: March 18, 2020.  Plenary Lecture (Dr. Shaneyfelt): Pulling it all together.

Panel discussion (small group facilitators): Supporting EBM at your Institution. 2.5 hours

March 20-26. Post-Test

MLA CE Credits: 35