CAIFL: Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians*

For more information, please contact Deborah Crooke <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, 2019: Pre-Test and analysis.

Module 1 (January 14-21): Clinical Study Designs: Basics and Biases.  3.5 hours

  1. Plenary Session: 1/23/19
    1. Large group: Introductions. Overview lecture (Dr. Shaneyfelt). 30 minutes
    2. Small group work. 1.5 hours

Module 2 (January 22-January 28):  Foundational Stats: Descriptive & Inferential Statistics. 3.5 hours

Synchronous session: week of 1/28. 30 minutes

Small group work 1.5 hours

Module 3 (January 29-Feb 4): Common Measures of Association in Biomedical Studies I. 3.5 hours

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

Synchronous session: week of 2/4. Small group work. 1.5 hours

Module 4 (February 5-11): Common Measures of Association in Biomedical Studies II: Therapy and Harm. 3.5 hours

Synchronous session: week of 2/11. Small group work. 1.5 hours

Module 5 (February 12-18): Common Measures of Association in Biomedical Studies III: Diagnosis and Prognosis; How to Prepare a Journal Club Presentation. 3.5 hours

Synchronous session: week of 2/18. Small group work 1.5 hours

Module 6. (February 19-25): Results: Confounding, Causation, and Visual Representations of Data. 3.5 hours

Synchronous session: week of 2/25. Small group work (Journal Club). 1.5 hours.

Week of February 26: Small group work (Journal Clubs, cont.) 1.5 hours

Plenary Wrap-Up: March 4.  2.5 hours

Lecture on Clinical Application of EBM

Dealing with Uncertainty

Librarian Panel (bringing it home, successful programs, how to integrate knowledge from this course into teaching)

March 5-11. Post-Test

 

MLA CE Credits: 35