Medical Literature: Searching for Evidence (former Evidence Based Searching)

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In this hands-on session we will practice the principles of searching for evidence within the context of evidence-based medicine using PubMed. We will not search for systematic reviews. this will be adressed in a separate course.

The course runs three times a year. The course takes 2 to 2.5 hours.


During the course all students get plenary feedback on their assignment and individual assistance in optimizing their initial search.

Compulsary experience and assignment:

  • Sufficient search experience
  • e-Learning course Zoeken voor een CAT [in Dutch] (approx. 2.5-3 hrs)
  • Completion of an assignment one week in advance (using the search approach and techniques described in the CAT-course)

Send the assignment to containing:

  • well build clinical question (choose your own topic)
  • PICO
  • elaborated PubMed search (one search-line)
  • PubMed Id numbers of (some) relevant papers

Scheduled dates:
September 26, 2017
January 23, 2018
May 15, 2018

Target Audience:
AMC PhD candidates with a clinical background who wish to become more proficient in identifying evidence.

Dutch only.

A participation certificate is issued. Attendance is registered.

Study load:
2.5 hours, which is comparable to 0.1 ECTS points.

Number of participants:
Maximum 7 per course.

No charge for registered AMC PhD candidates.

Course coordinator:
F.S. van Etten-Jamaludin / Medical Library / / tel. +31 (0)20 566 7666

More information:
From the course coordinator or AMC Graduate School / / room J1A-112 / tel. +31 (0)20 566 4618


AMC Graduate School
Tel: +31 (0)20 - 5663108