Agenda

The Critical Appraisal Workshop is a comprehensive guide to critical appraisal knowledge and skills. This is a practical training event, with short exercises on excerpts from clinical papers and longer exercises on complete clinical papers.


  Pre-course work (optional)
  Critical Appraisal Online Course (instant access after booking)
   
  Agenda for day 1 - Using short exercises & clinical papers workbooks
0830 Registration
0900 Introduction to evidence-based practice
0910 The clinical question; primary hypothesis; subgroup analysis; confounding
0930 Types of study design
1015 Sampling
1030 Bias
1045 Refreshment break
1100 Matching; randomisation
1130 Blinding
1200 Reliability; validity; outcomes
1230 Lunch
1330 Describing and summarising data
1400 Risks and odds
1500 Null hypothesis and p values
1545 Refreshment break
1600 Appraising a case-control study
1700 Appraising a randomised controlled trial (1)
1800 Close
   
  Agenda for day 2 - Using short exercises & clinical papers workbooks
0900 Appraising a randomised controlled trial (2)
1000 Appraising a randomised controlled trial (3)
1045 Refreshment break
1100 Correlation and regression
1130 Appraising a prognostic (survival) study
1230 Lunch
1330 Appraising a diagnostic study
1430 Appraising a systematic review / meta-analysis (1)
1500 Refreshment break
1515 Appraising a systematic review / meta-analysis (2)
1630 Feedback and close
   
  Post-course work
  Critical Appraisal Online Course (access for 6 months)
  The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal book (included in the delegate pack)