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Description

The topics included in this course use the evidence informed practice (EIP) model to explore how research evidence can be combined with experience, values and preferences to make well informed health related decisions in complementary and integrative health. Emphasis is placed on providing user-friendly ways to navigate the research literature and efficiently identify relevant and valid research information for healthcare providers.

 

The modules were developed as part of a larger project funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH, R25AT003582).

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Section 001: EIP 1 Introduction to Research

 

Section 002: EIP 2 Types of Research

 

Section 003: EIP 3 Research in Clinical Practice

 

Section 004: EIP 4 Outcome Measures

 

Section 005: EIP 5 Observational Research

 

Section 006: EIP 6 Research About Treatments

 

Section 007: EIP 7 Summary Research

 

Section 008: EIP 8 Understanding Statistics

 

  Section 009: EIP 9 Non-Research Types of Information

 

The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NCCIH.

 

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Refund Policy: Please note, the evidence informed practice modules are non-refundable.

Questions & Registration Support: If you have questions regarding the modules or are having issues with registering, please contact Molly Buss, community relations program and event manager (bussx057@umn.edu, 612-625-8164).

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Section Title
EIP 1 Introduction to Research
Type
Online, self paced
Dates
Jun 05, 2017 to May 23, 2020
Delivery Options
Self Paced Online  
Course Fee(s)
EIP Summer 17 non-credit $15.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
7 days after enrollment
Transfer Request Deadline
7 days after enrollment
Section Details

Introduction to Research Topic

This topic provides an introduction to the questions different types of research can answer as well as the strengths and limitations of research. It also introduces the concept of validity and explores how bias can affect the quality of research.

Includes the following Learning Modules: 

  • Introduction to Research (25 minutes)
  • Research Overview (30 minutes)
  • Validity and Study Quality (35 minutes)
Section Title
EIP 2 Types of Research
Type
Online, self paced
Dates
Jun 05, 2017 to May 23, 2020
Delivery Options
Self Paced Online  
Course Fee(s)
EIP Summer 2017 non-credit $10.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
7 days after enrollment
Transfer Request Deadline
7 days after enrollment
Section Details

Types of Research

This topic covers the characteristics of qualitative, quantitative and basic science research, the types of questions they address, and how they can be used to complement one another to provide a more holistic understanding of health related issues.

Includes the following Learning Modules: 

  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research (40 minutes)
  • Basic Science Research (20 minutes)
Section Title
EIP 3 Research in Clinical Practice
Type
Online, self paced
Dates
Jun 05, 2017 to May 23, 2020
Delivery Options
Self Paced Online  
Course Fee(s)
EIP Summer 2017 non-credit $10.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
7 days after enrollment
Transfer Request Deadline
7 days after enrollment
Section Details

Research in Clinical Practice

This topic introduces the ‘usefulness equation’ and provides useful tools to help busy practitioners efficiently identify the most relevant and valid research information to inform their clinical practice. Emphasis is placed on summary sources which can help clinicians’ get a grasp on the entire body of literature in a given topic area.

Includes the following Learning Modules: 

  • Research in Clinical Practice (35 minutes)
  • Asking Clinical Questions (30 minutes)
Section Title
EIP 4 Outcome Measures
Type
Online, self paced
Dates
Jun 05, 2017 to May 23, 2020
Delivery Options
Self Paced Online  
Course Fee(s)
EIP Summer 2017 non-credit $10.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
7 days after enrollment
Transfer Request Deadline
7 days after enrollment
Section Details

Outcome Measures

This topic introduces the concept of measuring outcomes in clinical practice, things to consider, suggested outcome instruments, and important tips.

Includes the following Learning Modules: 
  • Measuring Clinical Outcomes (30 minutes)
  • Outcome Measurement Tool (20 minutes)
Section Title
EIP 5 Observational Research
Type
Online, self paced
Dates
Jun 05, 2017 to May 23, 2020
Delivery Options
Self Paced Online  
Course Fee(s)
EIP Summer 2017 non-credit $10.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
7 days after enrollment
Transfer Request Deadline
7 days after enrollment
Section Details

Observational Research

This topic introduces the different types of observational research, it’s strengths and limitations, and the types of questions it can answer.

Includes the following Learning Modules: 

  • Introduction to Observational Research (15 minutes)
  • Types of Observational Research (30 minutes)
Section Title
EIP 6 Research about Treatments
Type
Online, self paced
Dates
Jun 05, 2017 to May 23, 2020
Delivery Options
Self Paced Online  
Course Fee(s)
EIP Summer 2017 non-credit $15.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
7 days after enrollment
Transfer Request Deadline
7 days after enrollment
Section Details

Research About Treatments

This topic introduces randomized clinical trials and provides guidance on how to critically appraise research articles about different treatments.  

Includes the following Learning Modules: 

  • Randomized Clinical Treatments (35 minutes)
  • Assessing Articles about Treatment (40 minutes)
Section Title
EIP 7 Summary Research
Type
Online, self paced
Dates
Jun 05, 2017 to May 23, 2020
Delivery Options
Self Paced Online  
Course Fee(s)
EIP Summer 2017 non-credit $15.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
7 days after enrollment
Transfer Request Deadline
7 days after enrollment
Section Details

Summary Research

This topic covers a range of ‘summary’ forms of research including systematic reviews, meta-analyses, clinical guidelines and narrative reviews. It also addresses how to critically appraise and choose useful summary sources.

Includes the following Learning Modules: 
  • Summary Research (40 minutes)
  • Assessing Summary Research (35 minutes)
Section Title
EIP 8 Understanding Statistics
Type
Online, self paced
Dates
Jun 05, 2017 to May 23, 2020
Delivery Options
Self Paced Online  
Course Fee(s)
Summer EIP 2017 non-credit $15.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
7 days after enrollment
Transfer Request Deadline
7 days after enrollment
Section Details

Understanding Statistics

This topic provides a user-friendly introduction to basic statistical concepts commonly encountered in research articles. It covers how to read, navigate and interpret commonly presented concepts that appear complex, including p-values, statistical significance, power, sample size and others.

Includes the following Learning Modules: 

  • Introduction to Statistics (20 minutes)
  • Describing Results (20 minutes)
  • P-Value and Power (35 minutes)
Section Title
EIP 9 Non-Research Types of Information
Type
Online, self paced
Dates
Jun 05, 2017 to May 23, 2020
Delivery Options
Self Paced Online  
Course Fee(s)
EIP Summer 2017 non-credit $10.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
7 days after enrollment
Transfer Request Deadline
7 days after enrollment
Section Details

Non-Research Types of Information

This topic covers important non-research information critical for making sound health decisions. This includes the biological, psychological and social aspects of patient presentation, the importance of patients’ backgrounds, beliefs, preferences and expectations, and the strengths and limitations of clinicians’ experience and clinical judgement. It also provides tips on how to sort fact from fiction when provided information by ‘experts’.

Includes the following Learning Modules: 

  • Clinical Experience (20 minutes)
  • Patient Presentation (15 minutes)
  • Experts (20 minutes)
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