Interpreting Chinese Medical Research

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There is a lot of research on acupuncture, herbs, and Chinese medicine. And more and more keeps being produced. This course will look at how to create a research question, develop criteria on assessing individual studies, as well as how and where to find those studies. There is a lot of really great research out there that can help us be better practitioners and communicators with our patients and their other caregivers. There is also a lot of poor research on the interwebs. This course will help determine which is which.

Course Goals

1. Understand what makes one research paper stronger than another

2. Develop criteria to assess the importance and relevance of research papers

3. Identify a research paper’s level of evidence according to the Centre for Evidence-based Medicine