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New course dates in 2017 announced

 Thursday 01 September 2016    Masterclass | United Kingdom | Website | Workshop


New course dates in 2017 announced

We are pleased to announce the dates for the Critical Appraisal Masterclasses and Workshops in 2017. The venue for all Masterclasses is the Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport.

The two day Critical Appraisal Workshop will take place at the Hilton London Metropole and Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC.

Further dates may be added in response to demand. Reservations will be accepted six months in advance of each event. Please go to our website for further details.

Here are the 2017 dates:

Birmingham 2 day Workshop: 27 and 28th May 2017 - 22 and 23rd July 2017.

Birmingham 1 day Masterclass: 14th January 2017 - 4th March 2017 - 16th September 2017 - 11th November 2017

Manchester 1 day Masterclass: 25th March 2017 - 23rd September 2017

London 2 day Workshop: 11th and 12th Feb 2017 - 22 and 23rd April 2017 - 19 and 20 August 2017 - 21 and 22 October 2017 - 16 and 17th Dec 2017

All course dates will be available to book six months in advance.

Kings Fund, London

 Friday 27 May 2016    Bespoke course | Masterclass | Microbiology | United Kingdom


Kings Fund, London

Dr Narinder Gosall, one the course directors at The Critical Appraisal Company, gave a talk today on understanding research to the Microbiology consultants and specialist registrars at the Kings Fund. This was an excellent interactive session and focused on upskilling the group as well as assisting those students preparing for final FRCPath exit exam. The course was organised by a pharmaceutical company who invited Narinder in as a speaker for the masterclass. The bespoke course handout we used included several excerpts from real clinical research papers. Our courses are intensive but we aim to be comprehensive and cover everything that delegates need to know in every course. We use practical exercises to break up the day and keep everybody attentive!

Short exercises workbook updated

 Thursday 07 January 2016    Books | Masterclass | Workshop


Short exercises workbook updated

It's a new year and time for an update of the short exercises workbook we use in our Masterclass and Workshop events. We make extensive use of our materials and use the feedback gathered from delegates to make improvements. Sometimes we need to make an exercise clearer; sometimes we need to write a new exercise to illustrate a concept better. Every exercise in the workbook has a purpose and has to earn its place! There's no room for duplication or boring exercises! This latest edition of the workbook will be used in all our Masterclass and Workshop events in 2016. A bigger update of the clinical papers workbook is due in spring.

Our critical appraisal courses are now approved for CPD

 Monday 19 October 2015    CPD | Masterclass | Online course | Workshop


Our critical appraisal courses are now approved for CPD

The Critical Appraisal Online Course, Critical Appraisal Masterclass and Critical Appraisal Workshop have been approved for continuing professional development (CPD) by The CPD Standards Office. This independent accreditation demonstrates that the learning activities offered by The Critical Appraisal Company conform to CPD best practice and are appropriate for inclusion in a formal CPD record. Delegates attending our Masterclass and Workshop events will be given snazzy new CPD certificates of attendance at the end of the events (6 hours for the Masterclass, 12 hours for the Workshop). Subscribers to the Critical Appraisal Online Course will be sent the certificates by email (6 hours).

Continuing professional development (CPD) is expected of most healthcare professionals. Guidelines for CPD have been issued by regulators.

  • General Medical Council
  • General Dental Council
  • Nurses and Midwives Council
  • General Optical Council
  • General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Health and Care Professions Council

Licensed doctors have to revalidate every 5 years and must provide evidence they have engaged in CPD. Specific CPD requirements are largely determined by the relevant Medical Royal Colleges.

  • Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Royal College of Emergency Medicine
  • Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Royal College of Pathologists
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Royal College of Radiologists
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • Faculty of Dental Surgery
  • Faculty of Occupational Medicine
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine
  • Faculty of Public Health

With our CPD accreditation, there's now one more reason to train with us! Click to compare our courses!

New course dates in 2016 announced

 Tuesday 01 September 2015    Masterclass | Website | Workshop


New course dates in 2016 announced

The Critical Appraisal Masterclass will take place twice in Manchester on 12 March and 24 September 2016. The Critical Appraisal Workshop will take place in London on 27-28 February, 9-10 April, 11-12 June, 13-14 August, 22-23 October and 10-11 December 2016, and in Birmingham on 30-31 January, 14-15 May, 16-17 July, 17-18 September and 12-13 November 2016. All course dates will be available to book six months in advance.

Masterclass and Workshop dates in 2015 announced

 Tuesday 23 September 2014    Masterclass | Website | Workshop


Masterclass and Workshop dates in 2015 announced

We are pleased to announce the dates for the Critical Appraisal Masterclasses and Workshops in 2015. The one day Critical Appraisal Masterclass will take place on 14 March, 20 June and 26 September 2015. The venue for all Masterclasses is the Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport. The two days Critical Appraisal Workshop will take place at the Hilton London Metropole (28 February - 1 March, 18-19 April, 13-14 June, 15-16 August, 10-11 October and 12-13 December 2015) and Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC (31 January - 1 February, 16-17 May, 11-12 July, 12-13 September and 14-15 November 2015). Further dates may be added in response to demand. Reservations will be accepted six month in advance of each event.

2014 dates announced for the Critical Appraisal Masterclass

 Tuesday 08 October 2013    Masterclass | Website


2014 dates announced for the Critical Appraisal Masterclass

The Critical Appraisal Masterclass covers everything you need to appraise clinical papers in one intensive day. The course workbook includes many short exercises to improve your understanding of critical appraisal. The course is popular amongst people revising for critical appraisal exams, presenting in journal club meetings, starting research projects and preparing for job interviews. We are pleased to announce that in 2014 the Critical Appraisal Masterclass will take place on 15 March, 31 May and 27 September. All events take place at the Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport. Reservations are now being taken!

New critical appraisal course materials launched

 Thursday 04 April 2013    Masterclass | Workshop


New critical appraisal course materials launched

Today the postman delivered a very special package to our office! We took delivery of our brand new workbook that will be used in the Critical Appraisal Masterclass and Critical Appraisal Workshop. The workbook has doubled in size and is now in full colour, to make navigating it and reading it easier. However, the changes are not just cosmetic. We've listened to the feedback from our delegates and implemented every great idea! As a result, every page of the original workbook has been updated. The workbook is packed with more exercises than ever before. Over 50 excerpts from clinical papers are used to illustrate the key learning points to make critical appraisal easy to understand. References to The Doctor’s Guide to Critical Appraisal and the Critical Appraisal Online Course are included on every page. Both the award-winning book and access to the online course are included with course reservations. By not duplicating factual information from these two sources in the workbook, more room has been allocated to exercises. Our delegates love the interactive nature of our events and now that interactive element is significantly increased - no pun intended! It’s taken an incredible amount of time to perfect the workbook and we're very proud of the result. We can’t wait to see the reaction of delegates to the new learning materials! The new workbook will debut in the Critical Appraisal Workshops in Dubai and London later this month.

Critical Appraisal Masterclass returns to Edinburgh

 Tuesday 06 December 2011    Masterclass | United Kingdom


Critical Appraisal Masterclass returns to Edinburgh

We are pleased to announce another date for the Critical Appraisal Masterclass in Edinburgh. On 21 January 2012 the course will take place at the Radisson Blu hotel on the historic Royal Mile. This will be the first critical appraisal training event after the publication of the third edition of The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal book. A brand new handout and slide set will debut at the course. Reservations are now being accepted. Book your place today to avoid disappointment.

Edinburgh hosts the Critical Appraisal Masterclass

 Saturday 13 August 2011    Masterclass | United Kingdom


Edinburgh hosts the Critical Appraisal Masterclass

The Caledonian Hilton in Edinburgh is the epitome of style and excellence and was the perfect venue for the Critical Appraisal Masterclass today. We insist on using high quality conference venues and the five star Caledonian Hilton didn't disappoint.The fantastic service allowed our delegates to focus on learning about critical appraisal, helped by regular helpings of tea and coffee and a delicious lunch. Delegates worked in a variety of specialties, including emergency medicine, surgery and dentistry, and travelled from as far away as Canada. The timing of the course in August also gave everyone the opportunity to experience the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world's largest arts festival, taking place this weekend. We'll be returning to Scotland in 2012!

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