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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.

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.

2014 dates announced for the Critical Appraisal Workshop

 Wednesday 13 November 2013    Website | Workshop


2014 dates announced for the Critical Appraisal Workshop

The Critical Appraisal Workshop is our most comprehensive critical appraisal training event. The workshop lasts two days and covers everything you need to read clinical papers with confidence. Compared to the one day Critical Appraisal Masterclass, more time is available in the workshop for practical work, including appraising real clinical papers. The workshop 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. In 2014 the workshop will take place in London (1-2 March, 10-11 May, 19-20 July, 16-17 August, 11-12 October, 13-14 December), Birmingham (5-6 April, 21-22 June, 13-14 September), Manchester (25-26 January) and Glasgow (8-9 November). Places can be reserved on the workshops up to six months in advance.

Critical appraisal lecture tour continues in Sydney

 Sunday 20 October 2013    Australia | Bespoke course | Workshop


Critical appraisal lecture tour continues in Sydney

After a short flight from our training event in Brisbane, The Critical Appraisal Company landed in Sydney. A one day course was held for employees of the National Prescribing Service followed by a one day course for the Red Cross Blood Service. The weekend was spent at the InterContinental Sydney where we ran our 10th Critical Appraisal Workshop over two days. It's been an exhausting but exhilarating week! It always gives us immense satisfaction to see people understanding the language of critical appraisal and applying their skills on short exercises and clinical papers. This was the first time we used our new short exercises workbook and clinical papers workbook in Australia and the feedback comments were excellent! We're already planning our next workshop in Sydney in 2014. Enquiries are welcome for bespoke courses.

Critical Appraisal Workshop in Hong Kong

 Monday 15 April 2013    Hong Kong | Workshop


Critical Appraisal Workshop in Hong Kong

The Critical Appraisal Workshop is returning to Hong Kong on 26-27 October 2013. 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. Delegates will be sent a copy of The Doctor’s Guide to Critical Appraisal book when they reserve a workshop place and will be given instant access to the Critical Appraisal Online Course. At the workshop delegates will be guided through our new critical appraisal workbook which contains short exercises based on excerpts from clinical papers and complete clinical papers. This is the most comprehensive course on critical appraisal knowledge and skills available in Hong Kong. Due to the workshop format of this training event, places are limited. Reserve your place soon before the event sells out!

10th Critical Appraisal Workshop in Sydney announced

 Monday 08 April 2013    Australia | Workshop


10th Critical Appraisal Workshop in Sydney announced

We are pleased to announce that the Critical Appraisal Workshop is returning to Sydney, Australia, in October 2013. This is our tenth workshop in Sydney! We’ve chosen to run the workshop at the fabulous InterContinental Hotel again, which is conveniently close to transport links and overlooks the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The InterContinental has a sensational internal courtyard and beautifully restored meeting rooms, creating a most comfortable learning environment. Expect to be pampered! The last sold-out event in Sydney was attended by healthcare professionals from a range of clinical specialties and the feedback was excellent. The new critical appraisal workbook will be used in the workshop to make this the most comprehensive workshop on critical appraisal knowledge and skills available to Australians. We’ve kept the price unchanged although the rising strength of the Australian Dollar makes the workshop an absolute bargain! Reserve your place soon!

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