Project to Enhance Research Literacy (PERL) - Developing Programs
- Getting Started
- Gaining Support and Momentum
- Developing Programs
- Evaluating and Assessing Outcomes
- Collaborating with Other Institutions
- Transferring knowledge from Classroom to Clinic
- Reflecting on the Experience
- NCCIH Education Grant Related Publications
- Achieving Competency in Evidence Informed Practice: A Resource Guide
- Frequently Asked Questions
- About PERL
Syllabi for Students
The following documents and links provide several examples of course outlines that have been instituted for various EIP programs directed toward student education.
Critical Evaluation of the Literature
This course is part of the required core curriculum for first year N.D. students at Bastyr University (document provided courtesy of Bastyr University). A complete outline, schedule and reading list is included.
Fundamentals of Research Design
This course is part of the required core curriculum at Bastyr University for third year N.D. students (document provided courtesy of Bastyr University). A complete outline, schedule and reading list is included.
How to Write & Publish Case Reports & Case Series
This course is an elective at Bastyr University (document provided courtesy of Bastyr University). A complete outline, schedule and reading list is included.
Grant Writing Objectives
This document (provided courtesy of Bastyr University), provides a set of learning objectives for the Grant Writing elective course. Within this document are several links to grant writing sources.
Learning activities to enhance research literacy in a CAM college curriculum. (2009)
This publication outlines active learning activities that were woven into 3 current courses at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Tables 1-3 provide curriculum modifications to accomplish these goals (Table 1-3, pg. 48-50).
The Sugar Study: A Monograph for In-Class Research with Medical Students (2013)
This publication presents an overview of conducting a clinical trial during a regular educational course. The process lends an experiential component to EIP instruction. Educational objectives and logistical concerns are presented in Table 1 and 2 respectively (Pg. 164).
Foundations of Evidence Informed Practice
This document (provided courtesy of Northwestern Health Sciences University) describes an EIP course designed for both AOM and DC students. Objectives pertinent to both programs are outlined. Reading lists, grading rubric, and schedule are also included.
Independent Research Study
These documents (provided courtesy of National University of Health Sciences) outline independent coursework to enhance student research literacy including an experiential research component. Competencies, objectives, reading lists, and grading rubric are all provided as well as a step-by-step research project outline.
Evidence Based Practice 1, 2, & 3
These documents (provided courtesy of National University of Health Sciences) outline student EBP courses at NUHS. Competencies, objectives, reading lists, and grading rubric are provided.
Evidence Based Practice, focuses on EBP skill development
Evidence Based Practice 2, continues EBP skill building with focus on research methodology as well as clinical utility
The third course, Applied EBP, builds upon previous coursework in EBP, adding focus on clinical application and use of EBP, in addition to effective communication in the clinic setting. Two versions of this syllabus are available.
This document (provided courtesy of National University of Health Sciences) outlines a student Public Health course at NUHS and provides an example of integrating research literacy into the public health curriculum. Competencies, objectives, reading lists, and grading rubric are provided. Two versions of the syllabus are available.
Journal Club participation is required at the National University of Health Sciences to enhance EIP skills.
Additional documents (provided courtesy of NUHS) outline the course syllabi for student participation in Journal Clubs. Geared toward clinical interns, this coursework helps transition use of EBP into patient care, instilling EBP practices in the professional health care setting. Two versions of the syllabus are provided.
CCAOM Research Literacy Syllabus
(provided courtesy of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine) is a suggested course for enhancing research literacy. Included are competencies in EIP, learning objectives, suggested resources and several examples of course syllabi.