DEHA Journal Club Guideline for students
Journal Club is one of the most important educational programs of the department that will enhance the capacity and capability of students in researching. So it is mandatory for all students to participate in the biweekly sessions. The coordinator will provide each student with an assigned date in which to present.
To improve the participants’ knowledge of current disaster medicine literature
To improve the participants’ knowledge of study design and statistical methods and ability to apply this knowledge to the appraisal of relevant studies
To improve the students’ ability to present a lecture and facilitate the learning of other colleagues
How to conduct a Journal Club?
The assigned students should follow these steps:
Choose a proper article in disaster medicine. It would be better that the article would be about the thesis subject of the student and published within the past 2 years and not previously presented. It should be consider that the method of article is important to be appraised not the contents.
Send the article for the advisors and coordinator for verification two weeks before presentation.
After verification coordinate for the place and catering of presentation and prepare an announcement.
Send the announcement for the coordinator and install hard copy in the school of public health and national health research institute boards.
Try to invite one of the writers or an academic person who is profession on the subject of the article.
Present the article at the assigned day. It is not necessary to present all details of the article as it was sent to all invitatory. Specialized techniques in the article should be explained. The preferred timing for presentation may be as follow:
Ten minutes for introduction:
- The Journal and writers
- The topic
- The objective
- The backgrounds
Fifteen minutes for study design and method
- Type of study
- Population ,Sampling and randomization
- Validity and reliability
- Bias and confounding
- Statistical analysis
Ten minutes for results and conclusions
- Tables and graphs