ARMENIAN ASSOCIATION OF SPECIALISTS IN EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE


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An educated person differs from an uneducated, by the fact that he/she

continues to consider his/her education incomplete.

Konstantin Simonov

AASEBM organizes training courses (lectures and seminars) on the following topics:



TOPIC 1

Principles and methodology of evidence-based medicine

  1. Historical overview: definition; the term; predictors of genesis, the development of the idea.
  2. Clinical epidemiology – methodological base of evidence-based medicine
  3. EMB methodology: principles, steps of the algorithm; support systems for clinical decision-making.
  4. Evidence-based healthcare: choice of strategic directions of healthcare development on the basis of systematic reviews; effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness assessment of decisions; healthcare management tactics on 3 levels (primary, qualified and specialized medical care).
  5. Evidence-based medicine in Armenia: a situational analysis of the problem; opportunities and ways of implementation.
     
 

 

 


TOPIC 2

Medical ethics and bioethics

  1. Historical overview: terminology; medical ethics from Hippocrates to the present day; International code of medical ethics of the doctor.
  2. Bioethics: history of the origin, definition; differences from medical ethics; principles and problems of bioethics.
  3. Death and Dying: euthanasia; abortions; organ transplantations.
  4. The problem of incurable patients: palliative medicine; nursing homes; hospices; hospice movement.
  5. New technologies of biomedicine: cloning; "surrogate" motherhood; genetic engineering.
  6. Bioethics in Armenia: a situational analysis of the problem; opportunities and ways of implementation.
   
 
 


TOPIC 3

Institute of authorship of scientific-medical journal articles

  1. Historical overview: terminology; plagiarism from Herodotus to the present day; International copyright agreements.
  2. Institute of authorship of journal publication: honorary of gift authorship; guest authorship; ghost authorship
  3. Unfair practices in scientific research: fabrication and falsification of data; plagiarism; conflict of interest.
  4. Institute of authorship in Armenia: situational analysis of the problem.

   
 
 


TOPIC 4

Reading scientific-medical literature

  1. Informatics: concepts and definitions; scientific-medical information; development of information technologies from ancient times to the present day.
  2. The strategy and tactics of searching the necessary quality scientific-medical information: what, why and how to read; reading algorithm; "screening" and selection of the required information; "recycle bin" of the scientist.
  3. Comparative evaluation of scientific-medical articles; evidence-based hierarchy of information (4S).
  4. Implementation of the search results of scientific-medical information in clinical practice.

     
 
 

 


TOPIC 5

Scientific-medical information literacy

  1. Information literacy: definition; computer literacy; media literacy; information competence.
  2. What to read and how to read?
  3. Comparative evaluation of the information sources, quality scientific-medical information.
  4. Search and evaluation of sources of scientific-medical information on the Internet.
  5. The electronic database of evidence-based medicine: the search algorithm.


TOPIC 6

Principles and methodology of clinical research

  1. Design (structure): types of clinical trials; observation studies and randomized trials; "blinding" or masking methods; gold standard; reference test, quantitative and qualitative research.
  2. Systematic reviews and meta-analyzes: the structure and methodology of systematic reviews; the difference between systematic reviews and literature reviews; methodology of meta-analysis.
  3. Quality assessment of clinical trials: "hierarchy of evidence"; methodological assessment of the research; ethical assessment of the research.
  4. The practice of conducting scientific clinical research in Armenia: scientific-medical articles; dissertations; system of peer review of scientific papers.


TOPIC 7

Principles of Biostatistics for Doctors

  1. Historical overview: why, what and how to count - from Babylon to the present day; social sciences; political arithmetic; mathematical statistics.
  2. Terminology and basic concepts: the null hypothesis; normal (Gaussian) distribution; population and sample; credibility and trust; correlation and regression; the arithmetic mean, mode and median; variance and standard deviation; confidence interval and the "three sigma rule".
  3. Evaluation of data: quantitative and qualitative indicators; parametric and nonparametric tests; statistical tables; statistical programs.
  4. Medical statistics: what, why and how to teach doctors medical statistics; "pre-scientific" medicine; the first examples of the introduction of statistics in medicine; the theory of "small samples".


TOPIC 8

Standardization of medicine and healthcare

  1. Understanding the standards: terminology; aim and objectives of standardization in medicine; types of medical standards; comparative evaluation of different types of medical standards.
  2. Evaluation of the quality of medical care, "triad" Donabedian; effectiveness, safety and efficiency of medical interventions.
  3. Methodology of creation of medical standards: clinical guidelines; patient management protocols; diagnostic and treatment algorithms.
  4. Methodology of evidence-based medicine in the development, review, and evaluation of medical standards.
  5. Standardization of healthcare in Armenia: justification of the need; way of implementation; organizational-methodological aspects; financial-economic aspects.
 
   
 
 


The volume of taught courses and their schedule is decided upon agreement. Courses are held either by invitation of healthcare institutions or upon development of the group of participants.

Please, send the applications to: info@ebm.am

 

Recommended online courses:

Recommended electronic databases of scientific-medical information:

·       Armenian medicine: http://www.medlib.am

·       Russian medicine: http://www.scsml.rssi.ru

·       Society of evidence-based medicine: http://osdm.org/

·       Concilium Medicum http://con-med.ru/

·       Cochrane library: http://www.thecochranelibrary.com

·       Bandolier: http://www.medicine.ox.ac.uk/bandolier

·       BioMed Central: http://www.biomedcentral.com

·       Clinical Evidence: http://clinicalevidence.bmj.com

·       DOAJ: http://www.doaj.org

·       Ovid: http://www.ovid.com

·       PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed

·       TRIP: http://www.tripdatabase.com

·       HINARI: http://www.who.int/hinari/en

·       UpToDate: http://www.uptodate.com