Learning critical appraisal and research methodology in surgical literature

 08/05/2021 - 15/05/2021    

 Online   

 8 CPD Approved

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.

Closing date: 08 May 2021

Overview

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.

Participants will be sent a number of recently published journal papers (e.g. BJS, Annals of Surgical Oncology, World Journal of Surgery) immediately prior to the course to read in preparation. The emphasis of the course is on general surgery, although the generic approach to reading and critiquing papers is equally applicable to trainees in all surgical specialties.

This course particularly offers preparation to those who will be taking the FRCS academic viva in general surgery. There is also an opportunity for core trainees who plan to attend ST3 interviews and also foundation trainees and medical students interested in surgical research to observe the course rather than participate.

The course will be run by knowledgeable and friendly course tutors and is interactive, with ample opportunity to ask questions and gain a clear understanding of the topics covered.

16 participants will be asked to present a paper each and will be actively involved, and asked questions. Observers will be able to interact via the chat session.

Fees:

Member - £40
Non-member - £50
Observer (member) - £30
Observer (non-member) - £40

Target Audience

Those planning on sitting FRCS but also trainees at any level and medical students. Students and foundation trainees are encouraged to attend as observers.

  Programme

08 May

09:00 - 09:15

10 Practice MCQs in Evidence based practice (via Google forms)


08 May

09:15 - 10:00

Lecture - Introduction to critical appraisal


08 May

10:00 - 10:00

Interpreting Randomized Controlled Trials (2 papers)


08 May

10:00 - 10:10

Introduction to RCTs


08 May

10:10 - 10:20

First paper - presentation by 2 candidates


08 May

10:20 - 10:30

First paper - discussion


08 May

10:30 - 10:40

Second paper - presentation by 2 candidates


08 May

10:40 - 10:50

Second paper - discussion


08 May

10:50 - 10:55

Group discussion AM


08 May

10:55 - 11:05

Morning Coffee Break


08 May

11:05 - 11:15

Introduction to observational studies


08 May

11:05 - 11:05

Interpreting Observational Studies


08 May

11:15 - 11:25

First paper, presentation by 2 candidates


08 May

11:25 - 11:35

First paper, discussion


08 May

11:35 - 11:45

Second paper, presentation by 2 candidates


08 May

11:45 - 11:55

Second paper, discussion


08 May

11:55 - 12:00

Group discussion PM


08 May

12:00 - 12:10

Afternoon Coffee Break


08 May

12:10 - 13:00

Lecture – A revision of key concepts in evidence based practice


08 May

13:00 - 13:15

Discussion, Qs and As


15 May

08:59 - 08:59

Interpreting ‘Diagnostic test/prognostic’ studies


15 May

09:00 - 09:10

Introduction to diagnostic test/prognostic studies


15 May

09:10 - 09:20

First paper – presentation by 2 candidates (day 2)


15 May

09:20 - 09:30

First paper - discussion (day 2)


15 May

09:30 - 09:40

Second paper - presentation by 2 candidates (day 2)


15 May

09:40 - 09:50

Second paper - discussion (day 2)


15 May

09:50 - 09:55

Group discussion AM (day 2)


15 May

09:55 - 10:05

Morning Coffee Break (day 2)


15 May

10:05 - 10:15

Introduction to systematic reviews and meta-analyses


15 May

10:05 - 10:05

Interpreting Systematic reviews and meta-analyses


15 May

10:15 - 10:25

First paper - presentation by 2 candidates (day 2)


15 May

10:25 - 10:35

First paper, discussion (day 2)


15 May

10:35 - 10:45

Second paper, presentation by 2 candidates (day 2)


15 May

10:45 - 10:55

Second paper, discussion (day 2)


15 May

10:55 - 11:00

Group discussion PM (day 2)


15 May

11:00 - 11:10

Afternoon Coffee Break (day 2)


15 May

11:10 - 12:00

Lecture on basic statistics


15 May

12:00 - 12:10

MCQs


15 May

12:10 - 13:00

Review and discussion of MCQs


Fees

Category
Product
Rate

Member
Registrations
£40.00

Non-Member
Registrations
£50.00

Observer (Member)
Registrations
£30.00

Observer (Non-Member)
Registrations
£40.00


Coordinator

Lauren Gay

 0141 465 7274

 Email Coordinator


Location

 Online   


Other dates

07 - 14 August 2021