Evidence Based Medicine Course for subspecialty Pediatric Residents (EBM-SPR)

This unique course will combine the teaching of the relevant basics of research methodology and the most updated methods for critical appraisal of clinical research.

The participants will be able to:

  • Describe various study designs and learn about their limitations.
  • List basic statistical concepts used to analyze quantitative health data.
  • Evaluate the usefulness of a diagnostic test using various measures.
  • Critically appraise articles about therapy, harm, prognosis and clinical prediction rule.
  • Know the process of systematic reviews, meta-analysis and how data can be synthesized to determine clinical practice guidelines.
  • Be familiar with the most recent on-line tools available for critical appraisal of systematic reviews and guidelines.
  • Construct a focused research question as the first step in study design.
  • Undertake literature search based on specific question.

The Department of Pediatrics @ McMaster University offers a 6 Full days intensive course and workshop on Evidence Based Medicine starting from annually. The course is free and open to all subspecialty fellows and residents in Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University. However, Since we have only limited spots available for this course, we would prefer those participants who could attend the whole course or minimum of four full days.

This course is accredited by the Royal college Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 35 CME credit hours under MOC Category 1.