- Lesson 1 | Introduction to the Course
- Lesson 2 | A Brief History of Evidence-Based Medicine
- Lesson 3 | Risk Ratios (RR) and Odds Ratios
- Lesson 4 | Numbers Needed to Treat (NNT)
- Lesson 5 | NNT Practice
- Lesson 6 | ARR, NNT, RR Practice
- Lesson 7 | Confidence Intervals
- Lesson 8 | Sensitivity and Specificity
- Lesson 9 | Likelihood Ratios
Essentials of Evidence-Based Medicine: A Mini Course
Evidence-based medicine has transformed how medicine is practiced worldwide. In this short video presentation we will review some brief history of the movement and then dive into specific evidence-based medicine skills. These are skills that can be quickly attained and then applied to the medical literature to better appraise the evidence available to clinicians as they determine what is and what is not appropriate for their patients.
- Understand some basic origins of the evidence-based medicine movement
- Appreciate the importance of effect sizes in research papers
- Calculate common effect size statistics such as risk ratios, odds ratios, and numbers needed to treat
- Appreciate the importance of the precision of the effect estimate in a research trial
- Identify the confidence interval and understand its significance
- Appreciate the importance of common statistical concepts in diagnostic studies
- Calculate sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratios
Dr. Goldenberg is a naturopathic physician, professor, researcher, and creator of Dr. Journal Club. He is most passionate about the interplay of evidence and clinical practice.
As a naturopathic doctor Dr. Goldenberg currently practices alongside a family practice MD in a collaborative membership model they call Collabracare. While he practices as a general naturopathic practitioner, he is specifically interested in irritable bowel syndrome.
Dr. Goldenberg is a passionate educator and currently is adjunct professor at Bastyr University, his alma mater, in which he enrolled after receiving honors and distinction in molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also faculty for the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine’s Interprofessional Fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine, where he teaches evidence informed practice.
Dr. Goldenberg is an active researcher with numerous publications in high impact scientific journals such as Annals of Internal Medicine and The Cochrane Library. His research focus includes evidence informed practice, irritable bowel syndrome, probiotics, and research methodology. He is currently Research Investigator at the Bastyr University Research Institute and Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Technology Sydney. He has presented nationally and internationally on evidence based medicine as well as probiotics and research methodology. His probiotics work has been highlighted by the BBC, The New York Times, The Seattle Times, Prevention Magazine, and Fox News.
In 2014 Dr. Goldenberg created the medical education website www.DrJournalClub.com in order to share his passion for the interplay of evidence and clinical practice with the larger integrative medicine community.