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Learning Critical Appraisal & Research Methodology Workshop

Learning critical appraisal and research methodology

 

May Workshop: 8th and 15th May 2021, 09:00 - 13:15 BST

August Workshop: 7th and 14th May 2021, 09:00 - 13:15 BST

 

Location

 Video-conferencing using Microsoft teams at RCPS Glasgow

Course director(s)

Prof Saba Balasubramanian (faculty lead)

Consultant Surgeon and Honorary Consultant Surgeon in General Surgery, Sheffield Trustee, Cramsurg, UK

Major Ajay Sharma (course convener and faculty)

Consultant Surgeon, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Associate  Director of Postgraduate Courses in Transplantation, University of Liverpool, Councillor and Regional Advisor, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Major, Royal Army Medical corps in British Army, Director of Surgical Training Merseyside, North West of England 2014-2019

General Enquiries

ajay.sharma4@nhs.net

Registration Enquiries

lauren.gay@rcpsg.ac.uk

To register please click the BOOK NOW button on the right side of this page
 

 

Course Format

Structure

Approved for 8 CPD points

This course aims to provide participants with a strategy for reading and critiquing surgical journal papers, with a step-by-step guide to analysing their methodology, statistics and findings. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions, "hot-seat" presentations from delegates and interactive discussions (observers will be able to interact via the chat session).

Registration Numbers

Limited to 16 delegates and 10 observers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule

Participants will be sent a number of recently published papers from high-impact journals and are expected to read them in advance.

Day 1

09:00 – 09:15 10 MCQs in Evidence-Based Practice (via Google forms)

09:15 – 10:00 Lecture – Introduction to critical appraisal

10:00 – 10:55 Interpreting Randomised Controlled Trials (2 papers)

  • Introduction to RCTs – 10 minutes
  • First paper – presentation by 2 candidates – 10 minutes
  • First paper – discussion – 10 minutes
  • Second paper – presentation by 2 candidates – 10 minutes
  • Second paper – discussion – 10 minutes
  • Group discussion – 5 minutes

10:55 – 11:05 Coffee Break

11.05 – 12:00 Interpreting Observational Studies

  • Introduction to observational studies – 10 minutes
  • First paper – presentation by 2 candidates – 10 minutes
  • First paper – discussion – 10 minutes
  • Second paper – presentation by 2 candidates – 10 minutes
  • Second paper – discussion – 10 minutes
  • Group discussion – 5 minutes


12:00 – 12:10 Coffee Break

12:10 – 13:00 Lecture – A revision of key concepts in evidence-based practice

13:00 - 13:15 Discussion, Q&A
 

Day 2:

09.00 - 09.55 Interpreting ‘Diagnostic test/prognostic’ studies

  • Introduction to diagnostic test/prognostic studies – 10 minutes
  • First paper – presentation by 2 candidates – 10 minutes
  • First paper – discussion – 10 minutes
  • Second paper – presentation by 2 candidates – 10 minutes
  • Second paper – discussion – 10 minutes
  • Group discussion – 5 minutes

09:55 - 10:05 Coffee Break

10:05 - 11:00 Interpreting Systematic reviews and meta-analyses

  • Introduction to systematic reviews and meta-analyses – 10 minutes
  • First paper – presentation by 2 candidates – 10 minutes
  • First paper – discussion – 10 minutes
  • Second paper – presentation by 2 candidates – 10 minutes
  • Second paper – discussion – 10 minutes
  • Group discussion – 5 minutes

11:00 - 11:10 Coffee Break

11:10 - 12:00 Lecture on basic statistics

12:00 - 12:10 MCQs

12:10 - 13:00 Review and discussion of MCQs

Who should attend?

This course is designed for those who are preparing for the FRCS academic viva section, however, it will be of benefit to students and trainees (medical or surgical) of all levels. Students and foundation trainees are encouraged to attend as observers.

 

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