Critical Appraisal made easy!
We teach people how to read clinical research papers with more confidence. We teach the knowledge. We teach the skills. Our innovative training materials, developed over many years, are second-to-none. Our unique back-to-basics approach has won admirers across the globe. If you’re looking for a book, an online course or a classroom course, we have the perfect solution for you. Welcome to the world of Critical Appraisal.
We teach everything you need to critically appraise clinical research papers with confidence.
Enjoy the highest quality training available. Winner at the prestigious BMA Medical Book Awards 2012.
From first principles
We make critical appraisal easy to understand. No prior knowledge is required for any of our courses.
Solutions for every budget. From books to bespoke courses, we cater for individuals and groups.
Interactive & practical
Our events are renowned for using digital handsets to test your understanding. Be amazed!
Read testimonials from our valued customers - we’ve trained thousands of people worldwide!
Courses accredited for CPD
The Critical Appraisal Online Course, Critical Appraisal Masterclass and Critical Appraisal Workshop are 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.Find out more
The Doctor’s Guide to Critical Appraisal
Written by two tutors of The Critical Appraisal Company and published by PasTest, The Doctor’s Guide to Critical Appraisal is a comprehensive review of the knowledge and skills you need to appraise clinical research papers.
This latest edition of the award-winning book is available at all good bookshops. It is also included with the Critical Appraisal Masterclass and Workshop.
Yesterday I booked a one month subscription (online critical appraisal) as I was not entirely sure about the course. After using it for less than 24 hours I have realized it is a tremendous course. My congratulations to the organizers. It is an amazing course.
Amaury Delgado Hernandez, UK
Really informative and simplified course. Does clear up confusion around complicated statistical terms.
Maha Khan, UK
I think the online course is extremely helpful. It's exactly what I needed for preparing for my forthcoming exam.
Purnima Chhabra, UK
I am a final year SpR in Emergency Medicine. Many thanks for writing such an excellent book and for running an excellent on-line course. Both the book and the course makes it easy to understand statistics. I know at least six SpRs who read your book and passed the critical appraisal exam (which is one of the parts of the exit exam in Emergency Medicine). This exam is quite tough and your book and the course helps in understanding of the terms which makes it easy to write the applied answers.
Rajnish Mittal, UK
Overall i have been very impressed with the course. It quite closely follows the syllabus for [MRCPsych] Paper 3 critical appraisal. Overall great value for money and will be useful revision in the future when appraising studies.
Anna Wilkin, UK
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