Introduction to critiquing the quality of evidence
17 December 2019 09:30 - 16:30
The ability to appraise the quality of evidence is key to commissioning and implementing evidence-based healthcare. This one-day course is designed for anyone working in the NHS or local authorities who uses evidence in decision-making. It is also relevant to other areas allied to public health, such as housing and planning.
By the end of the course you should have the confidence to read the literature in your field critically, and to identify the strengths and weaknesses of research evidence.
What will the course cover?
This study day provides an opportunity to revisit basic epidemiological concepts and to work in groups to critique the quality of a range of papers relevant to practice. You will take away skills that will help you to read, interpret and implement research evidence more effectively.
Is this the right course for me?
This course is for anyone working in a health-related field who wants to improve their skills in understanding research evidence. It provides an overview of different study designs, and introduces the process of critiquing a published article.
Our courses have been designed for groups of about 12 people. They are run informally, with plenty of time for discussion and questions. The course will run from 9.30 to 4.30, but we ask participants to arrive by 9.15. There will be breaks for coffee, lunch and tea, but lunch is not provided.