EBM Tutorials

This self-paced tutorial will take you through the complete EBM process, emphasizing the elements of a well-built clinical question and the key issues that help determine the validity of evidence. This program was developed by the Medical Center Library at Duke University and the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

This online tutorial introduces learners to the basic concepts of evidence-based practice (EBP). The tutorial structured around an illustrative pediatric case scenario on Otitis Media and utilizes graphics, self assessment and voice-over narration. The case actively guides learners through the step-by-step EBP process: constructing a well-built answerable clinical question in therapy, researching articles using PubMed Clinical Queries, finding the evidence from a selected Randomized Controlled Trial, and a brief appraisal of the collected evidence. Since limited classroom time is allowed for EBP instruction in the undergraduate medical education curriculum, this tutorial provides additional instruction outside the classroom. (From University of California at Irvine)

This online tutorial was created at Penn State Hershey Medical Center to promote consistent use of evidence based practices in the delivery of nursing care. The tutorial will show the steps in conducting EBP.
Evidence-Based Practice in the Health Science- Tutorials.    Welcome to the   Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) tutorials developed by the Information Services Department of the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago at the University of Illinois at Chicago.The tutorials are tailored to five health sciences disciplines: Applied Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Each tutorial consists of five instructional modules:
    • Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
    • Structure of literature
    • Research design
    • Searching the literature
    • Evaluating the quality of research

Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine Tutorial  From the Boston University Medical Center Library. A five minute interactive introduction to EBM.

Michigan Informatics
MI-INFO (Michigan Informatics) is a series of online tutorials on health information and computer skills designed to support academic public health informatics programs and public health outreach training initiatives. The nine tutorials are competency-based and feature learning objectives, key concepts, exercises, and case studies. The tutorials will enable public health audiences to better access, evaluate, manage, and apply information needed to respond to public health issues and problems. Tutorials include: Evidence Based Public Health; Finding Health Statistics Online; Searching the Internet; Searching the Public Health Literature; Staying Informed; Health Education Resources; PowerPoint Basics; Access Basics; Excel Basics

An Introduction to Information mastery
This is a Web-based course that introduces the basic concepts of Information Mastery, Evidence-Based Medicine (EBP), and critical appraisal of the medical literature. From Department of Family Practice, Michigan State University.

SUNY Downstate EBM Tutorial
Good descriptionof study designs.

Search the Literature for Evidence-Based Medicine (UCSF)
In this interactive narrated tutorial, you will learn how to effectively search for evidence-based medicine literature that will help in your clinical decision making. Turn your computer speakers on before you begin.  Learning Objectives: After completing this learning module, you should be able to:Formulate a well-built clinical question;Describe the levels of best evidence in scientific literature;Identify how PubMed defines the search terms you enter into a search;Formulate a search in the MeSH Database and run the search in PubMed;Find the highest levels of evidence using PubMed Clinical Queries;Find Randomized Controlled Trials in PubMed;Create filter tabs using PubMed's My NCBI;Find systematic reviews using the Cochrane Library database

Understanding Evidence-Based Health Care: A Foundation for Action (U.S. Cochrane Center)

Cochrane Collaboration: Open Learning
Materials to help become familiar with the rationale for systematic reviews;Understand the concept of bias; Be familiar with different types of questions that can be posed about the effects of health care interventions;Consider study designs which are most likely to give a valid answer to these questions; andBe aware of practical problems in finding, appraising and synthesising non-RCT evidence.

The EBBP Process
This interactive tutorial introduces the principles and steps of Evidence-Based Behavioral Practice (EBBP). It is designed for practitioners in a variety of health professions that target behavioral health, including psychology, social work, nursing, public health, and medicine. Learners listen to a series of testimonials that explore misconceptions of EBBP and learn about the EBBP process by applying it to a sample case scenario. Two scenarios are available, one for practitioners who work with individual clients and a second for practitioners who work with communities.
Teaches behavioral health professionals how to effectively search for evidence to support decision-making with clients and communities. Screencasts show example searches in several relevant databases. This tutorial is part of a series on topics related to evidence-based behavioral practice.

From Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School.  After completing these exercises you should be able to: Define a Clinical Question; Translate a Clinical Question into a Searchable Question; Decide on the Best Type of Study to Address the Question; Perform a Literature Search in PubMed

From Thomas Jefferson University. This tutorial will acquaint you with the concept of Evidence Based Medicine and help you to develop MEDLINE search strategies to locate reports of research in the medical literature which use evidence-based principles.