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Critical Appraisal Online Course

The Critical Appraisal Online Course is an exclusive multimedia resource for healthcare professionals who want to improve their critical appraisal knowledge and skills. This popular course teaches critical appraisal from first principles, assuming no prior knowledge.

Study anywhere

When and where you learn is entirely up to you. Study the course at your leisure in the comfort of your home or office with a broadband connection.

CPD accredited

Approved for continuing professional development by the CPD Standards Office.

Multimedia presentations

Crystal clear audio narration guides you through the multimedia presentations. Text, tables, figures and photographs help you learn better.

Interactive learning

Learning is best when it’s an interactive process. Test your understanding with quizzes at the end of each presentation.

Instant access

Start improving your critical appraisal skills today. Sign up to our online course to begin your training within minutes.

Great value

Save money on travel and accommodation costs with the online course.

Course content

  1. Introduction to evidence-based medicine
  2. The clinical question
  3. Types of studies - Overview
  4. Observational descriptive studies
  5. Observational analytical studies
  6. Experimental studies (interventional)
  7. Populations and samples
  8. Bias
  9. Confounding factors
  10. Randomisation
  11. Blinding
  12. Reliability and validity
  13. The hierarchy of evidence
  14. Intention to treat analysis
  15. Epidemiology
  16. Types of data
  17. Describing data from one sample
  18. Comparing samples - null hypothesis
  19. Comparing samples - statistical tests
  20. Comparing samples - risks and odds
  21. Relationships between variables
  22. Introduction to the checklist presentations
  23. Aetiological studies
  24. Diagnostic studies
  25. Treatment studies
  26. Prognostic studies
  27. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses

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 methods 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

Outcomes

  • 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!
  • Write authoritative literature reviews and get top marks!
  • Pass critical appraisal exams with ease - no more revision required!

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Individual Subscriptions

1 Month

£99

  • Instant access
  • Unlimited viewing
  • Downloadable handouts
  • CPD accredited

Special offer: Includes a copy of The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal (5th edition, 2020) worth £25. Posted free (UK only). Offer expires 31 May 2021. New customers only.

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3 Months

£150

  • Instant access
  • Unlimited viewing
  • Downloadable handouts
  • CPD accredited

Special offer: Includes a copy of The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal (5th edition, 2020) worth £25. Posted free (UK only). Offer expires 31 May 2021. New customers only.

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6 Months

£175

  • Instant access
  • Unlimited viewing
  • Downloadable handouts
  • CPD accredited

Special offer: Includes a copy of The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal (5th edition, 2020) worth £25. Posted free (UK only). Offer expires 31 May 2021. New customers only.

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Best value

12 Months

£200

  • Instant access
  • Unlimited viewing
  • Downloadable handouts
  • CPD accredited

Special offer: Includes a copy of The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal (5th edition, 2020) worth £25. Posted free (UK only). Offer expires 31 May 2021. New customers only.

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* Please note that a subscription is for individual use only. A subscription cannot be upgraded at a later date to a longer subscription by paying the difference, so please select your subscription duration carefully.

Team Subscriptions

10 Users, 12 Months

£900

  • A multiuser subscription starts as soon as payment is made. When the subscription is over, access for all users ends
  • We recommend you purchase a multiuser subscription only when you have details of all the users
  • For each user, you need to supply a name, username and password. User details can be entered one by one or you can upload all the details in a .csv file
  • Users automatically get an email with their access details
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50 Users, 12 Months

£3000

  • A multiuser subscription starts as soon as payment is made. When the subscription is over, access for all users ends
  • We recommend you purchase a multiuser subscription only when you have details of all the users
  • For each user, you need to supply a name, username and password. User details can be entered one by one or you can upload all the details in a .csv file
  • Users automatically get an email with their access details
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100 Users, 12 Months

£5000

  • A multiuser subscription starts as soon as payment is made. When the subscription is over, access for all users ends
  • We recommend you purchase a multiuser subscription only when you have details of all the users
  • For each user, you need to supply a name, username and password. User details can be entered one by one or you can upload all the details in a .csv file
  • Users automatically get an email with their access details
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