Target audience: trainees preparing for the academic viva of the FRCS (would also benefit trainees interested in learning about critical appraisal and research methodology)
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This course is an introduction to critical appraisal and research methodology for surgeons and trainees. It aims to improve understanding of the key concepts in methodology and appraisal and improve confidence in reading and critiquing surgical literature.
A practical demonstration of appraisal of papers and an opportunity will be provided to critique a recently published paper. The aim is to encourage participants to engage in a discussion of different aspects of study design enabling a better understanding of the principles involved.
Participants will be sent a number of recently published manuscripts from leading surgical journals and are expected to read them in advance.