Evidence-based Chiropractic II
Season and Year:
PHPR1212 (Evidence-Based Chiropractic II)
Proficiency in developing clinical questions, literature search strategies,
critical appraisal, application of evidence and evaluation of results. Integration of scientific evidence
with clinical experience and patient values. In depth analysis of specific research designs commonly
seen in the chiropractic literature. Properties and use of clinical outcome measures; bias, validity,
reliability, sensitivity, specificity, concepts in statistics. Professional interaction and debate.
Development of verbal and written critical appraisal skills.
Morgan Young, DC
Office hours and contact information:
(408) 944-6045; firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make
appointments by email. Course website: http://w3.palmer.edu/young/EBC_II.htm
Evidence-based Chiropractic Practice
Required materials and/or other reading:
Required chiropractic research papers that are available from the Palmer West Library or the course
Sackett, Haynes, Guyatt and Tugwell. Clinical Epidemiology: A Basic Science for Clinical
Medicine, 2nd ed., 1991.
Portney and Watkins. Foundations of Clinical Research: Applications to Practice, 2nd ed. 2000.
Lecture room, overhead projector, data projector, Power Point program.
Description of teaching methods:
Lecture, small group discussion, case-based discussion, guided
learning, self-discovery, mastery of skills.
Description of learner evaluation methods:
Multiple choice test items, essay, product review.
A = 90% and above
Case Report Critical Appraisal
B = 80-89%
Lit Review Critical Appraisal
C = 70-79%
Reliability Critical Appraisal
D = 60-69%
RCT Critical Appraisal
D = 60-69%
EBC 5-step project