Pharmacy: Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine: Building PICO

Submitted by Kelleen Maluski on February 8th, 2021
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Short Description: 

This is session 1 of 3 sessions that I do for Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine in Pharmacy. For this session I had about an hour so the majority of the session is group work. Included are the materials to build the activity, an overview of the lesson (since so much was group work, I wouldn't call it a lesson plan), and the rubric for assessing /grading the activity. This was designed for Zoom/online synchronous teaching. A guide was created to assist with the work in the class (with links to all class activities) and be a place for students to refer back to later. Some content in this guide was hidden until they completed their work for each session (since to help with metacognition the examples on the guide are the same as what they worked through in the sessions).

Learning Outcomes: 
  1. Accurately describe the PICO framework and how it can be used to answer a clinical question.

  2. Identify elements in a PICO question and formulate a concise clinical question.


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Suggested Citation: 
Maluski, Kelleen. "Pharmacy: Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine: Building PICO." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2021.