Evaluating Online Health Information

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  • Format Lessons
  • Language/s English
  • Target Audience Self-directed learning
  • EBM Stage 3 - Appraising evidence
  • Duration >15 mins
  • Difficulty Introductory

Key Concepts addressed


A e-Learning presentation by Medline Plus explaining how to evaluate health claims found on the internet (30 minutes).

  • This tutorial teaches you how to evaluate the health information that you find on the Web. It is about 16 minutes long.
  • You need the Flash plug-in, version 8 or above, to view it. If you do not have Flash, you will be prompted to obtain a free download of the software before you start.
  • The tutorial runs automatically, but you can also use the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen to go forward, backward, pause, or start over.

Access the presentation (requires Adobe Flash Player).

You can also can download a version of the tutorial for use when no Internet connection is available and read the transcript of the tutorial.


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