Critical Appraisal Masterclass (1 day)

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.

Features of the Critical Appraisal Masterclass

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    We teach you everything you need to know about critical appraisal. This course is your one-stop solution to learning about critical appraisal.

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    Interactive learning

    During the course you'll complete numerous exercises, which you'll answer either in your workbook or by using digital wireless handsets.

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    We cover more material in 8 hours than any other course. You'll leave the course with your brain full of knowledge!

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    Includes online access

    You get free access to the online course as soon as you book a course place. Access lasts until 3 months after the one day course event.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the meaning of evidence-based medicine and the importance of critical appraisal skills
  • Be able to identify different study designs
  • Be able to evaluate the methodology of any study for strengths and weaknesses
  • Understand how to choose a statistical test to analyse data and be able to interpret the results of any study
  • Be able to calculate clinically useful statistics from results data
  • Be able to decide whether to change clinical practice based on the results of a study


  • Speed-read clinical research papers - and enjoy it!
  • Impress your colleagues in journal clubs with your critical appraisal skills!
  • Give gold standard answers to critical appraisal questions in interviews!
  • Pass critical appraisal exams with ease - no more revision required!