Evidence Based Practice I: Appraising the Strength & Significance of Evidence

This course focuses on the critical appraisal of health-related research to prepare learners to identify best practices and translate evidence to clinical practice, population health or health policy and analysis. Emphasis will be placed on evaluation multiple sources of existing evidence as the first step in identifying knowledge, practice or policy gaps and in translating evidence to improve outcomes, quality, safety, cost and access to care for individuals and populations. Ethical issues in the conduct of research and translation of evidence will be explored.