Teaching Materials

Introduction to Information Mastery

Presentations:
Comprehensive version
Short version

Exercise:
Is it a POEM?

Readings:
Introduction to Information MasteryEvidence-Based Medicine: Should We Be Teaching Information Management Instead?

Evaluating Research about a Therapy

Presentations:
Comprehensive version
Short version

Exercise:
Article to evaluate (Riboflavin for the Prevention of Migraine)

Worksheets:
Evaluating Articles About a Therapy
Answers for the article (Riboflavin for the Prevention of Migraine)

Reading:
Understanding Treatment Articles

Introduction to Basic Statistics

Presentations:
Comprehensive version
Short version

Reading:
Statistics Definitions

Evaluating Research about a Diagnostic Test

Presentations:
Comprehensive version
Short version

Worksheet:
Evaluating Research About Diagnostic Tests

Reading:
Teaching the Importance of Prevalence: The Case of Baby Jeff

Just-In-Time Information at the Point of Care

Presentation:
Foraging Tools

Worksheet:
Foraging Tools

Reading:
Developing a System for Keeping Up With New Information

Foraging and Hunting Live Workshop

Worksheet:
Hunting Tools

Reading:
How to Find Answers to Clinical Questions

Using Expert-Based Resources

Presentations:
Evaluating Information from Experts (Including CME)
Evaluating Review Articles
Evaluating Clinical Practice Guidelines

Worksheets:
Evaluating Review Articles
Evaluating Clinical Practice Guidelines

Readings:
Obtaining Useful Information From Expert-Based Resources
Finding Relevant and Valid Review Articles
Finding and Using Good Practice Guidelines

The True Mission of Information Mastery: Using “Medical Poetry” to Remove the Inequities in Health Care Delivery

Presentation:
Using Medical Poetry to Reduce Health Disparities

Evaluating Decision Analysis

Worksheet:
Decision Analysis

Clinical Jazz: Harmonizing Clinical Experience and EBM

Presentations:
Comprehensive version
Short version

Reading:
Clinical Jazz: Harmonizing Clinical Experience and Evidence-Based Medicine

Evaluating Information from Pharmaceutical Representatives

Presentation:
Evaluating Information from Pharmaceutical Representatives

Worksheet:
Evaluating Information from Pharmaceutical Representatives

Reading:
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

Evaluating Qualitative Research

Presentation:
Evaluating a Qualitative Research Paper

Worksheet:
Evaluating Qualitative Research

Exercises:
Evaluating a Qualitative Research Article (Scenario for article, Freeman J, Loewe R. Barriers to communication about diabetes mellitus. J Fam Pract 2000;49:507-512.)
Completed worksheet (for Freeman J, Loewe R. Barriers to communication about diabetes mellitus. J Fam Pract 2000;49:507-512.)

Reading:
Evaluating Qualitative Research

Problems Teaching Information Mastery

Presentation:
“Bumps in the Road”: Problems and Solutions to Teaching Information Mastery

Decision-Making and Information Mastery

Presentation:
Making Decisions Better: Information Mastery

Techniques for Teaching Information Mastery

Exercises:
Mythbusters Overview and Exercise
Look-up Conference
The POEM Exercise and Evaluation
Overview of the Information Mastery Practicum at the University of Virginia

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Center for Information Mastery

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incorporating the principles of evidence-based medicine in day-to-day patient care