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Evidence-Based Public Health


Evidence-based medicine (EBM)/Evidence-based public health (EBPH) is the explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients and improving the health of populations. This includes identifying the problem, stating the question, searching the literature, appraising, applying the evidence, and evaluation of its effectiveness. EBM and EBPH have grown rapidly over the last 20 years. Physicians and Public Health Actors are expected to master the knowledge and skills that enable them to generate and critically appraise evidence.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the problem in relation to communicable diseases’ control
  2. Formulate a question/s to be answered
  3. Search the literature for the best evidence
  4. Critically appraise for validity and relevance
  5. Apply the evidence to practice
  6. Evaluate the effectiveness

Course Outline

  1. Evidence-based medicine and evidence-based public health
  2. Problem identification
  3. Question formulation
  4. Systematic literature review
  5. Evidence appraisal
  6. Application of evidence
  7. Evaluation of effectiveness

Training Delivery Methods

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 30 Learning Hours

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Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.