DAOM COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Title: Professional Development 4
Course Code: DC 240
Course Units/Hours 0.6 units / 6 hours
Quarter: Spring 2019 (5th quarter)
Course Schedule: 9am to 4pm
Cohorts: C16
Location: Emperor’s College
Room: E/F
Revision 4/8/2019

SCHEDULES

Lecture 1- Mon 4/15/19 : EBM and Critical Evaluation of Research Papers

Instructor:
Wei Zhou, PhD (Japan), FAHA
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine,
University of California, Irvine

Faculty Contact: wzhou227@gmail.com

Lecture Description:

In this class, doctoral fellows will focus on Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and evaluate the medical information.  Students will be trained to learn the process of reviewing, appraising and applying the best available evidence to clinical decision and acquire competency of evaluating medical research papers and apply the skills to capstone project writing, including recruitment, assessment, and analysis of the information released in medical literature.

Lecture Objectives:

Schedule:

  • 9-10:15 am Lecture: Introduction & Overview of EBM (Evidence-Based Medicine)
  • 10:15 -10:30 am Morning Break
  • 10:30- 12:00 am Lecture: EBM & CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
  • 12:00-1:00 pm Lunch Break
  • 1:00-2:15 pm Lecture: Reading, Critiquing & Evaluation of Medical information
  • 2:15 -2:30 pm Afternoon Break
  • 2:30-3:30 pm Lecture: Standards of Reporting RCTs using “CONSORT & STRICTA”
  • 2:30-4:00 pm In-class Activity: Appraising an RCT report

Methods of Presentation:

  • Lecture
  • Group discussion

Pre-Lecture Reading and Assignment: 

Class Product and Assignment:

  • In class assignment and discussion

CEU:  N/A

CEU Requirements:  N/A

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Students must meet the following Prerequisites and Corequisites.

  • Completed DC 230 Professional Development 3
  • Completed DC 540 Capstone Project 4

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

Course Description

In this class, doctoral fellows will focus on Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and evaluate the medical information.  Students will be trained to learn the process of reviewing, appraising and applying the best available evidence to clinical decision and acquire competency of evaluating medical research papers and apply the skills to capstone project writing, including recruitment, assessment, and analysis of the information released in medical literature.

Course Content

Doctoral students to acquire the following competencies:

  • ability to evaluate the level of the evidence of various medical information
  • ability to use CONSORT & STRICTA to review and critically appraise the randomized controlled trials for adequate reporting and risk of bias.
  • ability to analyze research findings for clinical use.
Course Objectives

The educational objectives of this course are for doctoral students to reinforce the following competencies (2016 Revision):

  • EDUCATE others in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM)
  • COMBINE and SYNTHESIZE concepts and ideas for professional growth
  • ANALYZE and EMPLOY research findings for clinical use

THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Course Requirements

Students must be on time and not leave before the end of class meeting time. Students are responsible for all material presented in class as well as the reading assignments.

  • Class attendance and participation
  • Submission of course product on time
Methods of Presentation
  • Powerpoint slides
  • Group discussion
Readings and Texts
  • Required Readings: Individual faculty assigned readings found in lecture outlines
Recorded Lectures and Videos
  • Required viewings: COMING SOON
  • Recommended viewings: COMING SOON
Required Materials and Attire
Provided Materials

Individual faculty materials found in lecture outlines

HOW LEARNING WILL BE ASSESSED

Method of Evaluation
  • Class attendance and participation
  • Submission of course product on time
Grading System
  • Pass – Capstone complete
  • Fail – Final Capstone product needs revisions
Course Products
  • Complete any course assignments and quizzes administered by individual faculty.

TECHNICAL, CLASSROOM, AND COLLEGE POLICY INFORMATION

Attendance Policy

Professionalism and Full and Prompt Attendance:  To pass any course (separate from academic performance) all students must meet requirements for professionalism in coursework.

Students may be absent up to 8 days (no more than 4 consecutive days) per year (12-month period from start date).  Students are required to inform the DAOM Office of forthcoming absences prior to the occurrence. If a student exceeds 16 days of absence in the program, the student will be automatically withdrawn. The decision is final and cannot be appealed.

In addition, all clinical course products and clinical training hours must be completed to pass the clinical courses.  If a student accumulates more than four (4) consecutive absences due to an extenuating circumstance such as an illness or emergency, he or she must submit an appeal with supporting documentation of the circumstance to the Doctoral Committee for review.  Upon approval, the student will be considered to be meeting SAP.

Students are required to attend the proposal and final capstone presentations. If a student misses the proposal or the final capstone presentation, he or she will receive a “Fail” for the course and will be required to complete the presentation at the next scheduled date.

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ for more details.

Tardiness Policy

A student is tardy if they arrive more than 30 minutes late to class.  Three (3) tardy per quarter equals 1 absence. If a student misses more than half of a class, or leaves early, will count as an absence.

A student enrolled in a course is responsible for all course assignments or requirements that are due regardless of whether the student is present or absent from the scheduled course.  Students are responsible for being aware of their own attendance for each course in which they are enrolled in order not to exceed the maximum absences allowed.

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ for more details.

Academic and Professional Conduct

Students are expected to conduct themselves professionally at all times. Professionalism includes adhering to all policies and regulations. The college reserves the right to amend any portions to the handbook. Students are expected to read and adhere to the new policies with each revision.

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ for more details.

General Regulations
  • Emperor’s College uses the “Honor System”. The college trusts each student to be honest, observe a high level of integrity and not resort to cheating, plagiarism or any such conduct. It is the obligation of any party with knowledge of such conduct to come forward with a verbal and/or written report to the Academic Dean’s office.
  • Punctuality is very important. Please arrive on time for all courses. Late arrivals disturb the instructor and fellow students.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off or placed on silent mode during courses. Do not disrupt the course by entering or exiting to answer your phone. Please wait until there is a break to return calls.
  • All PDA, cell phones and wireless headsets must be placed in a purse or bookbag during examinations.
  • Texting during class is prohibited.
  • Food is never permitted in the intern room or dispensary.
  • Cooking is not permitted.
  • Food and beverages are never permitted in clinic treatment rooms.
  • Food is not permitted in classrooms. Exceptions may be made only with the instructor’s permission.
  • Pets are not permitted on campus or building premises with the exception of medically necessary dogs or assistance animals. Documents must be provided to the college before assistance animals can be brought on campus.
  • Children are not permitted in the class or in clinic shifts.
  • Smoking is not permitted within the building premises or within 20 feet of any entrance to the building.
Copyright and Plagiarism Policy

Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the copyright and plagiarism policies set forth by the institution.  Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ to review the policies in the current student handbook.

Reasonable Accommodations

Emperor’s College will provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, including learning disabilities and those with health impairments. Students are encouraged to meet with the Academic Dean to discuss these issues as early as possible. Suitable adjustments and accommodations will be worked out on a case-by-case basis. The student is required to submit up-to-date documentation of disabilities when the disability is an issue.

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ for more details.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Library Resources

Online databases are available at http://search.ebscohost.com/.  To access the database, please email the librarian for access.

Article request form https://www.emperors.edu/masters-program/student-life/acupuncture-school-library/library-article-request/

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/masters-program/student-life/acupuncture-school-library/ for more information.