Instant Evidence Based Medicine: How to Critically Appraise Research

1 day course:  Next intake TBC

Dates

1 day course: Next intake TBC

Times

Start: 9:30am with registration, for a prompt course start at 10am.

Finish: 4pm

Fees

£TBC - Early Bird Rate for confirmed bookings received on or before TBC.

£TBC- Standard Rate for confirmed booking received on or after TBC.

Bookings will automatically close at 11pm on TBC.


Booking and Payment

Provisional bookings are now being accepted for this course.  Please email your details to Karen Holden at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.  You will then be contacted when the 2019 dates for the course has been confirmed.

All of our short course bookings are initially processed through our Online Store. Payment is required at the time of booking (Credit/Debit card or Paypal is accepted).

If your employer is paying your fees and they would prefer to be invoiced, please ensure you select the Invoice Option and ensure you have your Purchase Order details before making your booking. Bookings are NOT confirmed until receipt of the Purchase Order is received at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

Bookings will close automatically at 11pm on TBC.

If you have any queries relating to fees and payment, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Accommodation and Meals

The course fee includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day plus all course materials (provided via Website and on USB) and teaching fees. 

No accommodation is included.  We do however, have a preferential rate of £70 at Halifax Hall and £50 per night at our new Jonas Hotel, which is situated behind Halifax Hall.  Details are automatically provided upon receipt of your booking or contact Karen Holden at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk for further details.

If you have any particular dietary or access requirements then please contact the Short Course Unit with your requirements at the time of booking.

Venue

Halifax Hall Hotel and Conference Centre, Endcliffe Vale Road, Sheffield.  S10 3ER.

www.halifaxhall.co.uk

Contact

For further information please do not hesitate to contact the Short Course Unit via email at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk

or call +44 (0)114 222 2968.

What is it about?

This course will look at how to understand and appraise research articles. We will learn how to quickly read a paper and grasp its key findings, how to interpret and understand key data, how to appraise a paper’s methods and assess its usefulness and value. We will look at ‘internal validity’ - how close the research has got to the ‘truth’, and ‘external validity’ - can the research be usefully applied in our own work
situation? Overall the course aims to help you become a better user of research.

During the day we will look at a typical healthcare scenario where evidence could inform decision making, then appraise a paper - looking for key findings and assessing its suitability and applicability to the scenario. We will also look at numerous tools available to help with the appraisal process.

Who Will Benefit from the Course?

Anyone who uses or would like to use research more in their work, or who would like to
build quickly build confidence in reading and interpreting research, including:

● Academics & Researchers
● Health and social care clinicians/practitioners
● Post graduate students
● Health Librarians and Information Specialists

Course Materials

Course Materials will be provided via a Delegate Course Website approximately 2 weeks prior to the course start date. Hard copies of exercises will be provided throughout the course. Hard copies of powerpoint presentations will not be provided, but these can be printed by delegates before the start of the course via the Delegate Course Website.

Course Faculty

Angie Rees