Literature Search and Critical Appraisal 101
Recorded On: 08/20/2020
This course by Dr. Joel P Carmichael, DC, DACBSP provides an overview of the basics of clinical science literature search and retention, and a brief overview for critically appraising two common study designs published in the clinical literature. Learners will learn to apply commonly used criteria to appraise the evidence in selected journal articles, determine their level of rigor and usefulness, and identify and discuss their strengths and limitations. Resources commonly used by the scientific community will be referenced to enable immediate application of the course content in daily clinical practice.
• Assess relevant literature using online search of PubMed
• Critically appraise cohort study and randomized trial, with illustration/discussion
• Identify clinically relevant and meaningful outcomes to better apply evidence-based principles to practice.
Joel P Carmichael
Dr. Carmichael is chiropractic physician with advanced training in sport and spine injury diagnosis, prevention and treatment. A clinician for 34 years, he is the Director of the Center for Spine, Sport & Physical Medicine in Denver, Colorado. After earning his chiropractic degree from Logan University in 1985 he completed a one-year residency in hospital family practice in St. Louis, Missouri with rotations including podiatry, general surgery, general orthopedics, and an integrated spine treatment rotation at Royal University Hospital and 4th Avenue Clinic in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan under Drs. William Kirkaldy-Willis and J. David Cassidy. He subsequently earned Diplomate status from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians in 1996. He served as a member of the medical team for USA beach volleyball in the 2012 Olympic Games and continues as a current member of their medical support team. Joel is a member of the RESTORE research group at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus where he is completing his PhD in Clinical Science. He currently conducts research in orthopedic rehabilitation, piloting projects on changes in muscle activation and strength in response to the control of swelling after arthroplasty, and on mobile application-based testing and assessment for telemedicine and asynchronous remote rehabilitation. He has authored papers and lecture symposia on the epidemiology of neck pain in concussed athletes, a book chapter on elbow, hand and wrist injuries in sport, and on the diagnosis and treatment of spine and lower extremity disorders.
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