Friday, 13 February 2009 22:43
The three 'formal' PEARLS tutorials
Please take time to read the new PEARLS Student Guide at the GMP Site
If anyone requires a EBM USydMP Handbook (5th edition) please ask Lou for a copy
|Tutorials || Aims and Methods || Student tasks |
| General aim ||Help prepare a good presentation of evidence abstracted from the research literature for the solution of a real individuals clinical problems || Before the first tutorial |
Read student guide
Find patient and problem
| Format || Introductions and ground rules |
Equal division of time
Full attention to current problem
Progress from 'oldest' to newest
Each student begins with where they're up to; aims at what they want help with; and ends with 'what next?'
Everyone else listens and then helps
| Tutorial 1 || Start with person and problem |
Develop well-built clinical question
Consider search strategy esp'y methodological filters
Before tutorial 2
Search for evidence
Please read about the search method we recommend - v. important
| Tutorial 2 || Appraisal |
- as a filter for selection of paper
- for extraction and interpretation
| Before tutorial 3 |
Appraise, extract, interpret.
| Tutorial 3 || Application of information |
Preparation of presentation
End with person and problem
| Overheads |
| Presentations || Presentation: 15 min |
Questions: 3 min
Feedback: 1 min
| By the next tutorial |
Reflective report emailed to
Notes for students
- Find a patient with a problem that interests you.
- Define your question. Exactly what do you want to find out?
- What is the ideal type of study to answer your question?
- Is this feasible (try to design a trial to answer your question)? What is next best?
- Develop a search strategy: what is the best way to find what you are looking for?
- Experts, textbooks, published research, reviews, clinical practice guidelines?
- Consider speed, currency, reliability and accountability.
- Do your search.
- Scan the result and use critical appraisal tools to select the best evidence.
- Obtain full reports.
- Read, appraise, summarise and interpret the data.
- Consider the strengths and weaknesses.
- What are the implications for -
- your patient?
- further research?
- How would you present this information to another doctor?
- How would you present this information to your patient?
- Prepare an A4 summary sheet.
- Prepare suitable materials to support your presentation
- Tailor your presentation to the available time (it always takes longer than you think).
- Concentrate on what interests you and your audience, not the investigators/authors.
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