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Critical appraisal for dentists in Sheffield

 Friday 19 June 2015    Bespoke course | Dentistry | United Kingdom


Critical appraisal for dentists in Sheffield

Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber funded a critical appraisal study day for dentists in Sheffield this week. The course was attended by dental professionals from Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham and Liverpool, including specialists in orthodontics, restorative dentistry and oral medicine. The seniority of the delegates ranged from those new to the specialty to those preparing for the ISFE exam. We used a bespoke course workbook to illustrate concepts using excerpts from real clinical papers and we tested the delegates throughout the day using wireless handsets. The interactive approach is key characteristic of our training courses and helps delegates stay involved and understand their own strengths and weaknesses.

Critical appraisal skills training at the Royal College of Surgeons

 Thursday 26 February 2015    Bespoke course | Dentistry | Surgery


Critical appraisal skills training at the Royal College of Surgeons

The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons invited us to deliver a bespoke critical appraisal course as part of an ISFE training event for orthodontists, restorative dentists and paediatric dentists. The event took place today at the historic Lincoln's Inn Field site. Bespoke events can be tailored to the needs of the audience and this event was no exception. The ISFE exam includes a critical appraisal component which our course covered in one intensive day. The event is already scheduled to be repeated in 2016!

Evidence-based dentistry in London

 Friday 23 January 2015    Bespoke course | Dentistry


Evidence-based dentistry in London

This week we had a follow-up appointment at the Royal London Hospital with another bespoke workshop for a group of 17 dentists. The event was requested and expertly organised by a Specialist Registrar in Orthodontics and ran very smoothly. Dental research papers were used for practice and were selected to cover the various specialties of the delegates. Feedback comments included: "Speaker was brilliant, logical, not condescending, happy to give her lunch hour for us, thank you so much, fantastic teacher and great exam prep" and "I really enjoyed the course and feel much more confident critically appraising papers." Thanks to everyone for contributing to a successful event and good luck to everyone taking an exam!

Boosting knowledge and skills in Yorkshire

 Wednesday 14 January 2015    Bespoke course | Dentistry


Boosting knowledge and skills in Yorkshire

This week we've been running a bespoke critical appraisal workshop for dentists in Yorkshire, supported by Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber. The venue was Tankersley Manor in Barnsley, a former 17th century residence with many of the original features retained including exposed wooden beams and Yorkshire stone windowsills. A modern edge has been created with the addition of a purpose built conference centre. The two days event covered the entire subject from start to finish. As it was a bespoke event, dental research papers were used for practice and to illustrate key concepts. This is the advantage of bespoke events - the agenda can be tailored to the exact requirements of the audience. One of the feedback comments sums it all up: "The practical aspect of actually appraising the journals ourselves was very useful as it made us apply the theory we had learnt. The speaker was amazing, easy to understand and made such a difficult subject interesting and enjoyable. Would thoroughly recommend this course."

Critical appraisal training for dentists in Bristol and Glasgow

 Tuesday 26 August 2014    Bespoke course | Dentistry


Critical appraisal training for dentists in Bristol and Glasgow

This month we've been to dental schools in Bristol and Glasgow to deliver critical appraisal knowledge and skills training to dental professionals for both professional development and ISFE exam preparation. Both workshops included practice sessions on a range of dental research papers. In bespoke events we work with organisers to include learning materials that are highly relevant to the clinical practice of the audience. Over the last couple of years we have worked with a large number of dentists across all the major dental schools and we understand their needs, particularly the material required to pass the tough ISFE! Thanks to everyone for the hospitality given to our tutor and to everyone taking the ISFE - good luck!

An appointment at the Royal London Hospital

 Wednesday 05 February 2014    Bespoke course | Dentistry


An appointment at the Royal London Hospital

We've just spent two days at the Royal London Hospital, thankfully as tutors rather than as patients! The Royal London Hospital was founded in 1740 and is now part of Barts Health NHS Trust. The hospital serves people living in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Patients have free NHS access to some of the best clinicians in the country. We were invited to teach a group of professionals specialising in oral medicine, a tough specialty with tough exams! Our bespoke course was intense and a lot of ground was covered, as one would expect in an academic centre. The agenda for bespoke events is agreed with the course organiser and we aim to please! As well as workbooks, delegates were given access to the Critical Appraisal Online Course and a copy of the award-winning book, The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal.

‘Key Steps’ lecture at Restorative Dentistry conference

 Thursday 31 October 2013    Bespoke course | Conference | Dentistry


‘Key Steps’ lecture at Restorative Dentistry conference

Today Dr Gurpal S. Gosall from The Critical Appraisal Company spoke at the 'Improving Outcomes in Restorative Dentistry' conference at the Royal College of Physicians, London. This was a joint meeting of The British Society for Restorative Dentistry, The Association of Consultants and Specialists in Restorative Dentistry, The Specialist Registrars in Restorative Dentistry Group (SSRDG) and The British Association of Teachers of Conservative Dentistry. We were invited by the SSRDG to give a short talk on the key steps in appraising clinical papers. In 45 minutes the delegates were given a whirlwind tour of critical appraisal topics in Dr Gosall's unique style. We hope everyone enjoyed the talk and thanks for the invite!

Critical appraisal masterclass at the British Orthodontic Conference 2013

 Friday 20 September 2013    Bespoke course | Conference | Dentistry | Free


Critical appraisal masterclass at the British Orthodontic Conference 2013

The Critical Appraisal Company ran a free masterclass today for the British Orthodontic Society at the British Orthodontic Conference 2013 in Manchester. Entitled 'Critical Appraisal in 10 easy steps', the 90 minutes long session covered the essential steps in reading clinical research papers. There was also time to practice with a real dental research paper. The session was fully booked; all delegates were given complimentary access to the Critical Appraisal Online Course. Many delegates at the conference have attended our bespoke critical appraisal training events for exam revision purposes and it was great to catch up with so many people who have passed the exams and have now attained Consultant status. Well done to everyone!

Critical appraisal for the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examination (ISFE)

 Wednesday 21 March 2012    Bespoke course | Dentistry


Critical appraisal for the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examination (ISFE)

Critical appraisal knowledge and skills are tested in the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examination (ISFE) for dental professionals. The critical analysis section consists of a written examination lasting 2 hours. Candidates are given reference material consisting of extracts from published research and other scientific publications, and sets of questions to which written answers are required. Many dental professionals attend our critical appraisal courses and workshops but we also run custom courses for the ISFE. We've just delivered a bespoke critical appraisal workshop lasting two days for a group of restorative dentists at Guy's Hospital, London. As well as going through the material common to all healthcare professionals, the workshop included appraising real dental research papers. Bespoke courses are tailor-made to your exact requirements and offer excellent value for money for groups of professionals. Contact us today to organise your own special event!

Critical appraisal training for dentists at Guy’s Hospital, London

 Monday 08 August 2011    Bespoke course | Dentistry


Critical appraisal training for dentists at Guy’s Hospital, London

Today we ran a Critical Appraisal Bespoke Course for dental professionals. The venue was Guy's Hospital in London, one of the most famous teaching hospitals in the world. Founded in 1721, the hospital is part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and has an excellent reputation for healthcare. The Dental Institute is the largest dental teaching hospital in Europe and is a world leader in many areas of dental research. In preparation for the event, the delegates were given access to the Critical Appraisal Online Course. During the event today the delegates were guided through the core knowledge and skills of critical appraisal with methodological strengths and weaknesses illustrated with a selection of dental papers. Bespoke courses have a number of advantages for delegates. As well as being cheaper than attending the Critical Appraisal Masterclass or Workshop, delegates can choose the clinical papers to be appraised. Thanks to everyone for making the day so successful!

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