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Leading with Science

The role of the scientific process in modern medicine

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The extensive archives of Health Politics with Dr. Mike Magee, a popular weekly Internet-based electronic media program that explores complex issues of health care policy and public health, have been made available to Access Excellence. The topics and materials selected by AE's editors address National Science Education Standards and/or National Health Education Standards, are included in middle and high school science and health curricula, and are of particular relevance to middle and high school teachers and learners.

Leading with Science (10/1/2003)

Presentation Transcript

Questions answered by this presentation:

  1. What is Evidence-Based Medicine?
  2. Why do we rely on clinical trials?
  3. The clinical trial process approaches patients with need from what three vantage points?
  4. What are the four staging phases that researchers have adopted to better insure clinical trial safety?
  5. Why should we trust science?

Related Links

An Introduction to Clinical Trials (NIH)
Written for those considering participating in clinical trials, this page provides answers to frequently asked questions and links to government sites with more specific information.

Clinical Trials Explained (The Cancer Council, Victoria)
The three phases of clinical trials, randomised controlled trials, and trial randomization process are defined and described.

Beyond Discovery™ - The Path from Research to Human Benefit (NAS)
Beyond Discovery is a series of articles that trace the origins of important recent technological and medical advances. Each story reveals the crucial role played by basic science, the applications of which could not have been anticipated at the time the original research was conducted.

Links updated: 26 January 2009

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