Project Outputs

ACE Tool

The Assessing Competency in EBP (ACE) tool has been developed to provide teachers and learners of EBP with a psychometrically validated instrument for assessing competency in EBP. The ACE tool can be accessed here, with answers to the questions in the ACE tool provided here.

The manuscript detailing the research behind the ACE tool is currently under review. A link to access it will be provided here once it is in press.

Blended Learning Materials

As part of this project a number of online video presentations will be made available to assist students and educators in implementing a blended learning approach to teaching and learning about evidence based practice. View presentations

A randomised controlled trial (RCT) was conducted in 2013 assessing the effectiveness of implementing a blended learning approach to teaching EBP. The manuscript detailing the research investigating the effectiveness of blended learning for EBP is currently under review. A link to access it will be provided here once it is in press.

The trial protocol has been published in BMC Medical Education and can be freely accessed via this link

Dissemination activities

A protocol for the RCT has been published in BMC Medical Education. Manuscripts regarding the ACE tool and study findings are currently under review.

Citation: Ilic D, Bin Nordin R, Glasziou P, Tilson J, Villanueva E. Implementation of a blended learning approach to teaching evidence based practice: a protocol for a mixed methods study. BMC Medical Education. 2013;13:170

Abstracts reporting on the ACE tool and the RCT will be submitted to the following conferences for dissemination in 2014;

An EBP ‘think-tank’ will be held on the 16th July 2014. All medical students, EBP researchers, teachers and developers, and interested parties are invited to join the meeting. The aim of this EBP ‘think-tank’ is to demonstrate the findings from the RCT and the development of the ACE tool. Participants at the EBP ‘think-tank’ will be asked to critique the RCT and ACE tool, and formulate a strategy to further validate the renewed EBP course and ACE tool across Australian medical schools. Please contact A/Prof Dragan Ilic for further information.