Critical Appraisal Workshops

Introduction to Critical Appraisal

Date: 20 May 2021
Time: 09:00 - 16:00
Via: Microsoft Teams
Course Leader: John Blenkinsopp (BMA Critical Appraisal Trainer and Clinical Effectiveness Advisor, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust)

This one-day workshop gives an intensive overview of the skills needed and resources available for critical appraisal. It will focus on appraising Randomised Controlled Trials and Systematic Reviews. It will provide ideas on how these can be used on return to the workplace. 

At the end of the course you will:

  • Understand the importance and characteristics of critical appraisal
  • Be aware of a range of tools for assisting in critical appraisal in healthcare
  • Be aware of a range of products based upon critical appraisal in healthcare
  • Understand the basic steps involved in appraising a randomised controlled trial and have worked through an example as a group exercise
  • Understand the basic steps involved in appraising a systematic review and have worked through an example as a group exercise
  • Have been given some basic tips for taking the skills learned back to your workplace

To book your place please complete the form found here.

The places will be filled on a first come first served basis. You will be contacted if the course is fully booked.

Extended Critical Appraisal

Date: 27 May 2021
Time: 09:00 - 16:00
Via: Microsoft Teams
Course Leader: John Blenkinsopp (Critical Appraisal Trainer and Clinical Effectiveness Advisor, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust)

This one-day workshop is highly interactive and aims to extend your ability to critically appraise research evidence to include diagnostic and screening studies and qualitative research with the opportunity to take some tips and ideas back to your workplace.

At the end of the course you will:

  • Understand the basic steps involved in appraising a Diagnostic/Screening Test and have worked through an example as a group exercise
  • Be able to calculate Sensitivity and Specificity and describe their uses
  • Understand the basic steps involved in appraising Qualitative Research and have worked through an example as a group exercise
  • Have been given some tips for taking the skills learned back to the workplace
  • Be offered a support mechanism to take back to the workplace

To book your place please complete the form found here.

The places will be filled on a first come first served basis. You will be contacted if the course is fully booked.

Please contact the Clinical Librarian Team (clinical.librarian@ulh.nhs.uk) if you have any queries about these workshops.