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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.

BRAPP, Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine, London

 Thursday 21 July 2016    Pharmaceutical | United Kingdom | Workshop


BRAPP, Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine, London

The Critical Appraisal Company ran a critical appraisal workshop this week in association with the British Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians (BrAPP) in London. The delegates were physicians working in the pharmaceutical industry and revising for the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine examination. The exam is held by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom and comprises of a mutiple-choice question paper and a critical appraisal paper. During this bespoke BrAPP course a review took place of knowledge and past paper questions to give everyone's revision a timely boost.
Good luck to everyone taking the exam!

Clinical papers workbook updated

 Tuesday 29 March 2016    Books | Workshop


Clinical papers workbook updated

The second edition (2016) of the clinical papers workbook has been published by The Critical Appraisal Company. The most obvious change is that the paper size has been reduced from A3 to A4 but there are also innovative changes inside based on our experience of teaching critical appraisal to delegates of all abilities. The greater use of colour and labels has allowed us to offer more content in less space. Important components of clinical papers are highlighted for reading and discussion during workshops. Based on feedback from delegates, an extra randomised controlled trial and an extra meta-analysis are now included to offer more practice of these important study designs. The new workbook has been trialled in recent events and has been received enthusiastically. It is important for us to know that our course materials are the best available anywhere. As before, the workbook is exclusively available to delegates attending the Critical Appraisal Workshop.

13th Critical Appraisal Workshop in Sydney announced

 Thursday 24 March 2016    Australia | Website | Workshop


13th Critical Appraisal Workshop in Sydney announced

The Critical Appraisal Company is pleased to announce that the Critical Appraisal Workshop will take place in Sydney on Thursday 27 - Friday 28 October 2016. The two day course will take place in the luxurious setting of the Hilton Sydney located in the heart of the city. The price is the same as our London workshops and includes access to the Critical Appraisal Online Course, two workbooks and a copy of The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal book which is posted as soon as a course reservation is made. Reservations are now being accepted. As this workshop always sells out, we are advising customers to book their place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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.

11th Critical Appraisal Workshop in Sydney in October 2014

 Wednesday 27 August 2014    Australia | Workshop


11th Critical Appraisal Workshop in Sydney in October 2014

Following the sold-out success of last year, the Critical Appraisal Workshop returns to Sydney on 25-26 October 2014. This is the eleventh time the workshop has taken place in Australia, a reflection of its enduring popularity! The venue is again the InterContinental, a fabulous hotel located a short walk from the harbour. We'll be using our latest teaching materials, including our short exercises workbook and clinical papers workbook. Delegates will also be given instant access to the Critical Appraisal Online Course and a copy of the award-winning book, The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal, is posted as soon as a place is reserved. This comprehensive 'blended learning' package offers delegates the best training in critical appraisal knowledge and skills available. There are strictly limited places available on the workshop so customers are encouraged to reserve their places as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Click here to reserve a place.

Critical appraisal training event in Hong Kong

 Monday 27 January 2014    Hong Kong | Workshop


Critical appraisal training event in Hong Kong

The Critical Appraisal Workshop returns to Hong Kong on 12-13 April 2014. The venue is the Rennaisance Harbour View Hotel, a 5-star hotel situated on the waterfront, adjacent to the HKCEC. This conference is open to all healthcare professionals who want to read clinical papers with more confidence, including doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, students and researchers. The two day training event is our most comprehensive event. Delegates are guided through all the knowledge and skills they need to read clinical research papers with confidence. The course materials include the award-winning book, The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal, an A4-sized workbook of short exercises and an A3-sized workbook of clinical papers. Due to the workshop format, places on this event are strictly limited and early reservations are recommended.

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