Philippe P Hujoel
Introduction to critical reading of individual articles in professional journals and integrating the findings of several articles. Use of the literature to assist the practicing dentist in making clinical decisions. Offered: Sp.
This course introduces an evidence-based approach to clinical decision making as it relates to diagnosis, etiology, therapy and prognosis.
Student learning goals
Recognize different levels of evidence
Calculate and interpret an odds ratio
Understand issues in evidence as it relates to diagnosis, treatment, etiology and prognosis
Understand how conflict of interests can bias evidence
General method of instruction
Read assigned material
Class assignments and grading
Students are expected to attended class and participate in discussions. There may be up to 3 announced open-note quizzes. A make-up quiz is possible if a valid reason is provided before the quiz (e.g., not my dog needs a tooth extraction). There may be surveys which will not be graded but which can be used to measure attendance.