Project to Enhance Research Literacy (PERL) - Developing Programs

Development Process for Students

Various approaches have been taken to develop student curricula at each of the grantee institutions. Here you will find an assortment of strategies that have been employed. For outcomes of these approaches, please see the Evaluation section on this website. 

Learning activities to enhance research literacy in a CAM college curriculum (2009)
This publication provides a description of the design process as well as a template for implementing research literate activities into existing curricula at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (Table 5, pg. 52)

Developmental Flow Chart
This figure (provided courtesy of Bastyr University) provides a flow chart for the development process of the EIP program at Bastyr University.

Developing an EBP Curriculum
This summary guide (provided courtesy of the University of Western States) walks the reader through a series of seven steps to develop an EBP curriculum and provides an excellent overview of the entire development process. Included are standards, competencies, examples of curricular integration, faculty training approaches, reference lists and strategic tips.

Critically Appraised Topic (CAT)
This video (provided courtesy of The University of Western States) details the process of infusing EIP into the broader curricula outside of dedicated EIP courses. Instructional tips, assessment strategies and rationale to incorporate EIP are discussed.

Training the evidence-based practitioner University of Western States document on standards and competencies (2011)
This publication details the development of a comprehensive standards document for EBP curriculum development. Page 33 and 34 provide EIP standards. The full comprehensive document on standards, learning objectives and competencies is included in the following link.

Annotated EBP Standards, Learning Objectives and Competencies (provided courtesy of the University of Western States) is a fully annotated, comprehensive guide for curricular development. Advice for curricular content and teaching are included with a fully referenced commentary and lessons learned from the process.

Evidence Informed Practice as the Catalyst for Culture Change in CAM (2012)
This publication presents design concepts, analysis, and outcomes surrounding implementation of the EIP program Northwestern Health Sciences University. Table 1 (pg. 8) provides a broad overview of all programs developed at NWHSU.

National University of Health Sciences website
This link will take you to the student curriculum page. Here you will find links to free downloadable documents pertaining to both course objectives as well as course descriptions.

Advancing Integration Through Evidence Informed Practice: Northwestern Health Sciences University's Integrated Educational Model (2011)
This publication describes the development process for an integrated EIP course targeted for both DC and AOM students simultaneously. Table 1 (pg. 6) outlines approaches to integrating an EIP course across disciplines.

E-Learning Needs Analysis
This document (provided courtesy of Northwestern Health Sciences University and the University of MN), discusses factors to consider during the development process for online learning.

Design Document
This document (provided courtesy of Northwestern Health Sciences University and the University of MN), is a template for the development process for EIP courses and outlines several factors to consider during the development process.

Implementing an evidence based journal club in a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) university
This pulication (available through the National University of Health Sciences website) details the process of implmenting a pioneering journal club applicable to integrative health professions. Included are ideas to overcome student resistance and technolgy requirements to make a successful program.

AOM Research Document
(provided courtesy of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine) provides an overview of varied informational resources pertaining to developing EIP curricula. Included are definitions for research literacy, EIP, types of research, grant writing and funding resources.