Research Article
Volume 12 Issue 5 - 2021
Evidence Based Clinical Practice Course Overview: Narrative Review
Mark E Murdock*
Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, Port Orange, FL, USA
*Corresponding Author: Mark E Murdock, Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, Port Orange, FL, USA.
Received: March 29, 2021; Published: April 28, 2021




Abstract

Introduction: In this narrative review, the author introduced Evidence Based Clinical Practice (EBCP) regarding definitions, basics, origins, benefits, necessity, and barriers. The suggested content of a Chiropractic EBCP course is detailed and modifications to the material are expounded. A proposed method of course outcome derivation is suggested for the curriculum to enhance cohesiveness: topic coverage, planned repetition, shifting overlap between course outcomes, and smooth Bloom’s progression. This will provide a resource for those beginning or overhauling an EBCP course and curriculum.

Methods: Literature review was based on content used in the course and those necessary to provide context. Instructor’s experience was used as evidence for resultant deliverables. This evidence was based upon not only the current structure of the course and position in the curriculum but perceived necessary modifications.

Results: Deliverables included an EBCP course outline with the following content modifications diagramed and explained: balance of evidence, tilted EBCP pyramid by design. Depth levels were delineated by Bloom’s verb and a suggested curriculum sequence of outcomes was proposed.

Discussion: Potential problems were revealed and considered such as: subjectivity of Bloom’s verbs, level of depth within Bloom’s verbs, structural analysis, and quantitative analysis. Future and concurrent study plans included analysis of the design and outcomes.

Conclusion: This overview of an EBCP course could be used as a template for other chiropractic institutions and modified for other professions.

 

Keywords: Evidence Based Medicine; EBM; EBCP; Curriculum; Education

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Citation: Mark E Murdock. “Evidence Based Clinical Practice Course Overview: Narrative Review”. EC Orthopaedics 12.5 (2021): 35-48.

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