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Philippe P Hujoel
DPHS 535
Seattle Campus

P-Scientific Literature in Clinical Decision Making

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.

Class description

This course introduces an evidence-based approach to clinical decision making as it relates to diagnosis, etiology, therapy and prognosis.

Student learning goals

Formulate PICO

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


Recommended preparation

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.

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Philippe P Hujoel
Date: 03/30/2010