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WebEx Training: July 2019

 Wednesday 17 July 2019    Bespoke course | Masterclass | Workshop


WebEx Training: July 2019

We completed our largest WebEx training project in July and trained over 200 delegates over a series of weeks. Different therapy areas were covered and a selection of clinical papers were critiqued by our training team and presented for discussions with teams. The events were extremely successful and will help with the application of critical appraisal skills for the teams. Why not try organising a tailor-made WebEx training session? Our team will be happy to discuss your requirements and tailor a session to meet your objectives. Contact our team for more information: office@criticalappraisal.com

Bespoke event at Rotherham Hospital

 Thursday 20 June 2019    Conference | Masterclass | Workshop | Training


Bespoke event at Rotherham Hospital

We presented at a bespoke event at Rotherham hospital for orthodontists, restorative surgeons, paediatric dentists, public health dentists. The course was aimed at people sitting the dental ISFE consultant exams. A dental specific workbook was used for the teaching as well as a mixture of dental papers for the practical application.

Critical Appraisal Masterclass 2nd March 2019 – sold out

 Saturday 02 March 2019    Bespoke course | Masterclass


Critical Appraisal Masterclass 2nd March 2019 – sold out

The Critical Appraisal Masterclass is our most comprehensive critical appraisal training event. The masterclass lasts one day and covers everything you need to read clinical papers with confidence. The masterclass is popular amongst people who want to improve their critical appraisal knowledge, practice their new skills on published research and learn how to speed read clinical papers.

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.

Bespoke Critical Appraisal talk at the Kings Fund, London

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


Bespoke Critical Appraisal talk at the 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!

Critical Appraisal short exercises workbook updated

 Thursday 07 January 2016    Books | Masterclass | Workshop


Critical Appraisal 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 Critical Appraisal Masterclass course dates in 2016 announced

 Tuesday 01 September 2015    Masterclass | Website | Workshop


New Critical Appraisal Masterclass 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.

Critical Appraisal Masterclass and Workshop dates in 2015 announced

 Tuesday 23 September 2014    Masterclass | Website | Workshop


Critical Appraisal 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!

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