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CA1: Introduction to Critical Appraisal and Study Designs


Introduction to Critical Appraisal and Study Designs

Course Information: A gentle, interactive introduction to critical appraisal covering;

  • What do we mean by ‘critical appraisal’? – concepts and definitions
  • The different types of study designs and when it is appropriate to use them
  • Levels of evidence

Prior Knowledge: No prior experience of the subject content is required.  

Information you need to know:

  • The trainer is Dr Michelle Maden
  • Information about the trainer - The sessions will be led by Dr Michelle Maden, an experienced information specialist and systematic reviewer. Michelle has over 20 years’ experience of critical appraisal to support journal clubs and systematic reviews. These sessions are based on a series of face-to-face workshops developed over the years for the LIHNN network, adapted for online webinar delivery.
  • By booking onto this course you will be giving permission for the event organiser to pass your email onto the trainer. This is to enable them to contact you with further course details, training links and questionnaires (put in same box as course information but after the main description from below appears)
  • Each participant will need their own computer (not ipad or phone) and audio facility (phone or VOIP), a camera is useful but not needed.
  • By booking on to this course you have confirmed that you have accepted the terms of our privacy statement. The details you provided are managed in accordance with the Health Education England's (HEE's) Privacy Notice (full details can be found in: We process all personal data in accordance with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policy and HEE's data protection registration details, as held at the Information Commissioner's Office.

Event Date: 10 June 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Closing Date: Bookings closed

Category: National CPD Event

Trainer: Dr Michelle Maden

Location: MS Teams