Location:Room 22 (ICM, Level 2)
The primary aim of this course is to provide participants with the core skills needed to provide an evidence-based solution to clinical problems that may arise in everyday urological practice. These skills include understanding the precise nature of the clinical problem, asking the appropriate question in order to address it, having the ability to identify, collate, synthesise, interpret and summarise the best available evidence in a transparent, systematic and reproducible manner and being able to reliability assess its quality in order to inform and guide clinical practice.
• Understand the fundamentals of evidence-based medicine
• Learn how to construct a structured and answerable clinical question to solve a clinical problem (i.e. PICO approach) and understand the basic strategies to search for evidence in the literature
• Understand the processes involved in undertaking a systematic review, learn how to critically appraise a study and understand the basic principles of the GRADE approach
• Learn how to perform a meta-analysis