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Introduction to Evidence-Based Dentistry

Course Director: Philippe Hujoel
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 1

Course Overview

Evidence-based medicine is a term which was first coined in 1992 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It is a term which places an emphasis on systematic searches of the clinical literature and the application of formal rules of evidence evaluating the clinical literature. The aim of this course is for the student to become familiar with what evidence-based medicine is and to be able to distinguish it from finance-based medicine.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Identify the levels of evidence.
2. Formulate questions about etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatments/interventions.
3. Identify the types of study design and biases.
4. Calculate measures of association.
5. Select different strategies and resources while performing literature searches.
6. Apply the concepts of evidence-based medicine covered in this class to dental literature.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-10

Date last updated: 2022-03-29