Evidence-Based Medicine: Short Course Effects To A Medical Undergraduate
Dhafer Basheer Al-Youzbaki, Nawar Sahib Khalil, Ruqaya Subhi Tawfeeq
Background: In modern scientific medicine, nowadays, non-can ignore the importance of teaching and practicing Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) for getting better health outcomes at both individual and community levels. This study was set to estimate the usefulness and value of teaching an interventional introductory course of EBM knowledge and practice. This course was applied to one group (consisting of 25 students) from 4th year medical undergraduates in Al-Iraqia Medical College in Baghdad, Iraq for the academic year 2017-2018 and lasting 14 weeks in the 2nd semester. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of prompt short-course in EBM training for medical undergraduates.
Method: The instrument for this study was borrowed from Modified Berlin Questionnaire which include tools for assessment of knowledge, skills and attitudes about EBM. Modified Angoff procedures was applied to this questionnaire in order to be standardized for this study.
Results: The study revealed significant differences between pre- and post-test for the intervention group regarding their knowledge, skills and attitudes towards the prompt short course in EBM training.
Conclusion: According to the importance of this subject and the feasibility and usefulness of this trial, it is recommended to be applied and included in the curriculum.