Online course in Health & Psychology

Evidence-Based Medicine in Clinical Pharmacy Practice

Interpret medical literature through the principles of evidence-based medicine and apply them in clinical practice.

Evidence-Based Medicine in Clinical Pharmacy Practice

  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Weekly study 2 hours
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Learn how to interpret medical literature to make guided patient care decisions

On this course, you will learn how to apply the key principles of evidence-based medicine in practice. You will explore the basic applications of p-values, power and statistical tests that are typically found in medical literature. You will discover how to interpret number-needed-to-treat, number-needed-to-harm and noninferiority studies through medical literature examples.

You will also understand and review the pros and cons of clinical practice guidelines and decipher the appropriate application of these guidelines in practice.

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What topics will you cover?

Week 1 - Learn the most common statistical tests used in medical literature.

Week 2 - Be able to define, calculate, interpret, and describe the appropriate use of number needed to treat (NNT) and number needed to harm (NNH) in clinical trials.

Week 3 - List the potential outcomes for a noninferiority compared to a superiority study.

Week 4 - Describe the purpose of clinical practice guidelines with regards to how it should be used in clinical practice.

Week 5 - Explore the process of PICO structure in a clinical trial.

Week 6 - Learn the principles of Evidence-Based Medicine(EBM) in clinical settings.

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    This course started 12 Aug 2019

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Apply pharmacokinetic concepts in order to determine an individualized dosage regimen for a specific patient.
  • Evaluating and adjusting dosing regimens in a patient care setting.
  • Explore the pros and cons of clinical practice guidelines and the appropriate application of guidelines in clinical practice.
  • Calculate clinical pharmacokinetics, including factors that affect the absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and binding of drugs, into the process of monitoring.
  • Assess clinical findings with number needed to treat (NNT) and number needed to harm (NNH).

Who is the course for?

This course is for professionals or students looking to build their clinical pharmacokinetic knowledge. You might be an undergraduate pharmacy student, a postgraduate pharmacy student or a pharmacist in clinical practice.

Who will you learn with?

Shawn Chen

Shawn Chen

Professor and Associate Dean
College of Pharmacy
Taipei Medical University

Mary Ferrill

Mary Ferrill

Director of Gregory Centerfor Medical Missions, Professor of Pharmacy Practice,
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Visiting Professor, Taipei Medical University

Who developed the course?

Taipei Medical University (TMU) has been a leader in Taiwan’s healthcare system for over half a century due to its research, teaching excellence, internationalization and outstanding medical service.

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