This web course has been created by the United States Cochrane Center as part of a project undertaken by Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare (CUE), and is designed to help consumer advocates understand the fundamentals of evidence-based healthcare concepts and skills.
You will need to register to participate in this course, but registration is open and free of charge.
The six modules covered are:
- INTRO: What is evidence-based health care and why is it important (45 minutes)
- ASK. The Importance of research questions in evidence-based health care (40 minutes)
- ALIGN. Research design, bias and levels of evidence (1 hour)
- ACQUIRE. Searching for health care information; assessing harms and benefits (1 hour 10 minutes)
- APRAISE. Behind the numbers: Understanding health care statistics; science, speed and the search for best evidence (1 hour 20 minutes)
- APPLY. Critical appraisal: making better decisions for evidence-based health care (1 hour)
- Successfully navigate the world of medical information
- Critically appraise research studies
- Influence the creation of responsible public policy in health care
- Help people to make better health care choices based on the best available evidence
This web course has been created by the United States Cochrane Center as part of a project undertaken by Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare (CUE).
The course was funded in part by a conference grant (#R13 HS13368) from The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (K. Dickersin, Principal Investigator); and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.