This online course introduces you to the methodology of PRECEPT (Project on a Framework for Rating Evidence in Public Health), with a special focus on communicable diseases.
The course addresses public health professionals from all career levels with limited or no experience with evidence-based methods that would like to start applying the principles and methods of evidence-based practice in their daily work. The PRECEPT methodology helps to assess and grade evidence in a more systematic, transparent and reproducible way. It can be applied for example when developing systematic reviews or guideline documents.
Although the examples used in the course focus on communicable diseases, the PRECEPT methodology is applicable for different types of decision-relevant questions in different domains such as burden of disease, risk factors, diagnostics and interventions, which can also be of use to other health areas.