Evidence Based Practice: Online Continuing Education Course
This asynchronous online course is designed to introduce health and information professionals to the principles of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) including the steps of the EBP process, understanding the literature of evidence, and an overview of epidemiological concepts. Recorded lectures, independent readings, assignments, and threaded discussions provide an opportunity for assimilation, interaction, and exchange of ideas. Formative feedback will be given throughout the course.
It will take approximately 20-30 hours to complete the course. Consider reserving 3 hours of dedicated time per unit for optimum benefit. The course is approved for 21 Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credits.
An experienced group of University of Illinois at Chicago instructors from the Library of the Health Sciences, Department of Pediatrics, and Department of Medical Education will lead the course. They are: Sandy DeGroote, MLIS; Jo Dorsch, MALS; Carmen Howard, MSLS; Jordan Hupert, MD; Alan Schwartz, PhD; and Peg Burnettte, MLIS (UIUC Library). Course instructors will be available by e-mail to answer questions or provide guidance.
Access to the course is through UIC’s Blackboard system. Once you are registered you will receive a temporary UIC NetID and password for access. If you are in a hospital environment, you should check with your IT department to determine if there are firewalls that would interfere with your ability to access all aspects of the class.
You will also need:
Word or Open Office
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Windows Media Player or comparable media software
A short tutorial is available for those not familiar with Blackboard.
All readings will be available from the course site.
There is no required text, but having one of these texts for reference is recommended:
1) Straus SE, et al. Evidence-Based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM
2) Badenoch D, Heneghan C. Evidence-based Medicine Toolkit
3) Glaxziou P, et al. Evidence-Based Practice Workbook
4) Guyatt G., et al. Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature. Essentials of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice.
Cost is $150.00.
The course runs from October 27th – December 5th, 2014.
Registration deadline is October 20th.
The course is limited to 25 registrants.
Visit the course registration site at https://appserv7.admin.uillinois.edu/FormBuilderSurvey/Survey/UIC_Library/Health_Sciences/Evidence_Based_Practice/. You will be asked for information that is required to establish access to the course site.
Payment may be made online or by sending a check for $150.00 made payable to the University of Illinois at Chicago to:
EBP Online – Emama Muhlim
UIC Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk St.
Chicago, Illinois 60612