Critical Appraisal Workshop
Critical Appraisal workshop delivers a comprehensive and practical overview of everything required to understand and appraise clinical papers with confidence.
When a literature search is carried out, finding relevant results is only half the story. Not all published research is of equal value or rigor. In order to practice effective evidence-based healthcare, it is necessary to critically appraise any piece of research that you intend to use. The workshop will include time for group discussion to look critically at a piece of research (paper circulated in advance via email, to be read before the session).
Kate Jones is a Library Skills Trainer,
at Smallwood Library Birmingham
Community Health Care, Moseley Hall
Hospital. She is employed by Walsall
Library and Knowledge Services to
deliver Critical Appraisal sessions
has worked for the library team for
over 4 years.
By the end of the workshop, you will
¨ Understand the role of critical appraisal and its place in evidence-based practice
¨ Know the basic components which make up the critical appraisal process
¨ Gain knowledge of the questions that need to be asked of research
¨ Understand the relative importance of these various factors on which judgements are made
¨ Gain some basic skills at interpreting odds ratio diagrams
¨ Become an attentive and critical reader
¨ Newcomers or those wishing to refresh basic skills
¨ Clinical or non-clinical staff setting up journal clubs
¨ Departments with established journal clubs
Wednesday 28th February 2018 - 13:00 until 16:00
Monday 26th March 2018 - 10:00 until 13:00
The cost of the course is £150 (free for Trust Staff)
Course participants will be provided with a toolkit of
Critical Appraisal resources.