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FOUNDATIONS: Molecules to Populations

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ACTIVITY 1 - Develop a PICO

As a group:

  • Open the Clinical Cases document and the PICO form
  • Select a RECORDER for this activity 
  • Select one of the Clinical Cases
  • RECORDER: Record your TBL/PBL team names and emails on the PICO form
  • As a group, use the PICO format to develop two questions related to the case you chose (therapy, diagnosis, etc.)  
  • RECORDER: fill out the PICO form (one per team)
  • RECORDER: Save the final version of your PICO form: include your TBL/PBL team number as part of the file name
  • RECORDER: Email the final version of the form to phburn@illinois.edu by noon CT on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

ACTIVITY 2 - ACQUIRE Evidence

Open the ACQUIRE Secondary Evidence form

As a group:

  • Select one of your PICO questions
  • Use resources of your choice from those listed in the Quick Links box (above); search for “evidence” that addresses the question
  • Designate a RECORDER for this activity
  • Discuss and compare findings
  • Select two of the resources used
  • RECORDER: Complete this form for your team based on your group’s findings  
  • RECORDER: Save the form using your TBL/PBL number as part of the file name (acquire_activity_2_team5)
  • Email the form to phburn@illinois.edu by noon CT on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020.

ACTIVITY 3 - ACQUIRE Evidence from PubMed

Working as a group:

  • Select one of your PICO questions
  • Team members search PubMed to find primary or secondary evidence for selected PICO
  • Designate a RECORDER for this activity
  • Discuss and compare findings  
  • RECORDER: Record the optimum search strategy used by your team
  • RECORDER: Select 3 best results; copy and paste them from PubMed onto the form
  • RECORDER: Save the completed form: include your TBL team number as part of the file name (acquire_activity_3_team4)
  • Email the final version of the form to phburn@illinois.edu by noon CT on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020.

ACTIVITY 4 - APPRAISE the Evidence

As a group:

 

  • Select one of the three studies from PubMed that you think best addresses your PICO.
  • Designate a RECORDER for this activity
  • Using one of the tables below, discuss the article findings
  • RECORDER: complete the appropriate table based on your group’s article selection and discussion.
  • Based on your findings, assign a recommendation GRADE using the following framework. Provide a rationale for your recommendations
  • RECORDER: Complete the form: include your TBL team number as part of the file name (appraise_ebm_team2)
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  • RECORDER: Email the final version of the completed form to phburn@illinois.edu by noon CT on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020.