24.11.15 CANCELLED – EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULED: DATE TO BE ADVISED
Critical appraisal is the process of carefully and systematically reviewing research to judge its trustworthiness, and its value and relevance in a particular context. This workshop uses teaching methods devised by the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme which has a long track record in helping people find and make sense of the scientific literature.
The aim of this workshop is to develop your skills in appraising research on different study types, and refresh your understanding of different research methodologies. In this one day workshop we will review a randomised controlled trial, a systematic review and a case control study.
This course is aimed at public health students, practitioners, specialist, CCG commissioners, clinicians and practitioners in primary, community and hospital settings, and CCG commissioners.
Alison Hill is a public health doctor. She is Director of the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme, consultant with Better Value Health Care, and honorary senior lecturer at Oxford University. Until 2014 she was Public Health England’s Deputy Chief Knowledge Officer. Prior to that she was managing director of Solutions for Public Health, an NHS business unit, providing highly specialised public health evidence and intelligence services to the NHS and local government. She was director of public health in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes for 10 years.