FRCEM Critical Appraisal

1 day course:  Tuesday, 18th July 2017


1 day course: Tuesday, 18th July 2017


Start: TBC

Finish: TBC


£200 - for confirmed bookings received on or before midnight Sunday, 2nd July 2017.

A 20% discount is available for bookings of 4 or more people.  Please contact Karen Holden at or telephone 0114 222 2968, for further details.

Booking and Payment

Bookings are now being accepted. 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 have your Purchase Order details before making your booking. Bookings are NOT confirmed until receipt of the Purchase Order is received at

Bookings will close at midnight on Sunday, 2nd July 2017.

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 on USB) and teaching fees.  No accommodation is included.  We do however, have a preferential rate of £65 with the host venue Halifax Hall.  Details are automatically provided upon receipt of your booking or contact Karen Holden at 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.


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


For further information please do not hesitate to contact the Short Course Unit via email at

or call +44 (0)114 222 2968.

Course Content:

Topics covered on the course include:

  • Format of the Critical Appraisal Exam
  • Statistics for FRCEM
  • Therapeutic studies
  • Diagnostic studies
  • Systematic reviews/meta-analysis
  • Evaluation of service organisation and delivery

Course Materials

A copy of all course materials will be provided on USB at registration.

Course Faculty

Professor Sue Mason - Professor of Emergency Medicine at The University of Sheffield.

Professor Steve Goodacre – author of the Critical Appraisal for Emergency Medicine series in the Emergency Medicine Journal.

Chris Connolly – creator of the FOAMShED website and Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.

Roger Dalton – co-director of the MSc in Advanced Emergency Care and Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.

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