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2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PA 400 - Evidence-Based Medicine (B.S., MPAS)

(1 credit)
Designed to provide a fundamental knowledge base to prepare students to search, interpret and evaluate the medical literature, and apply their findings to individualized patient care. The course will present an overview of the principles of evidence-based medicine and emphasize its importance in maintaining a critical, current and operational knowledge of new medical findings required for the prevention, diagnostic evaluation and treatment of disease. Instruction will include such topics as framing of research questions, sampling methods, interpretation of basic biostatistical methods and the limits of medical research. The course will also explore the various common medical databases used to access current medical literature. Summer.