Adjunct Faculty - Evidence-based Practice for Pre-health Professionals

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  • Salary Range: Approx. $1040 per credit
  • Department: School of Undergraduate Studies
  • Closing Date: 10/31/2017

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NUNM’s School of Undergraduate Studies is seeking an adjunct academic faculty member to develop and teach the Evidence-based Practice for Pre-health Professionals course. Adjunct faculty members perform instructional duties and responsibilities in accordance with the philosophy, mission, policies, and procedures of the University and appropriate to the individual assignment. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of teacher, mentor and facilitator of learning.

 

Course NameEvidence-based Practice for Pre-health Professionals

Term: Winter 2017/2018 (1/8/2018-3/31/2018; course development Fall 2017)

Course Credits: 3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The medical literature plays an important role in clinical decision making as well as scientific careers. However, locating the correct evidence and critically evaluating the results requires training and practice. This course equips students with the basics of evidence-based medicine.

Outcomes. At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define the role of evidence in making critical decisions;
  • Demonstrate how to turn questions into searches
  • Identify unique issues related to use of evidence-based medicine in a complementary and alternative medicine practice;
  • Formulate clinical questions using a framework that facilitates finding answers;
  • Discuss how the type of clinical questions influences choice of resource;
  • Become familiar with evidence-based resources including CAM specific resources and understand the strengths and limitations of each;
  • Critically appraise interpret the quality of various resources and level of evidence they present.
  • Critically appraise the medical literature, including articles about therapies, diagnostic tests, observational studies, treatment guidelines, and systematic reviews.

NOTE: This is a face to face course at the NUNM campus in Portland, Oregon

REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have education, experience, skill and knowledge in the area they will be teaching. Master’s degree required, doctoral degree preferred. This is a face to face course so the applicant must live in our within commuting distance to Portland, Oregon, USA.