Learning critical appraisal and research methodology in surgical literature

 07/08/2021 - 14/08/2021    

 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.

Book Now Closing date: 15 August 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

07 August

09:00 - 09:15

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


07 August

09:15 - 10:00

Lecture - Introduction to critical appraisal


07 August

10:00 - 10:00

Interpreting Randomized Controlled Trials (2 papers)


07 August

10:00 - 10:10

Introduction to RCTs


07 August

10:10 - 10:20

First paper - presentation by 2 candidates


07 August

10:20 - 10:30

First paper - discussion


07 August

10:30 - 10:40

Second paper - presentation by 2 candidates


07 August

10:40 - 10:50

Second paper - discussion


07 August

10:50 - 10:55

Group discussion AM


07 August

10:55 - 11:05

Morning Coffee Break


07 August

11:05 - 11:05

Interpreting Observational Studies


07 August

11:05 - 11:15

Introduction to observational studies


07 August

11:15 - 11:25

First paper, presentation by 2 candidates


07 August

11:25 - 11:35

First paper, discussion


07 August

11:35 - 11:45

Second paper, presentation by 2 candidates


07 August

11:45 - 11:55

Second paper, discussion


07 August

11:55 - 12:00

Group discussion PM


07 August

12:00 - 12:10

Afternoon Coffee Break


07 August

12:10 - 13:00

Lecture – A revision of key concepts in evidence based practice


07 August

13:00 - 13:15

Discussion, Qs and As


14 August

08:59 - 08:59

Interpreting ‘Diagnostic test/prognostic’ studies


14 August

09:00 - 09:10

Introduction to diagnostic test/prognostic studies


14 August

09:10 - 09:20

First paper – presentation by 2 candidates (day 2)


14 August

09:20 - 09:30

First paper - discussion (day 2)


14 August

09:30 - 09:40

Second paper - presentation by 2 candidates (day 2)


14 August

09:40 - 09:50

Second paper - discussion (day 2)


14 August

09:50 - 09:55

Group discussion AM (day 2)


14 August

09:55 - 10:05

Morning Coffee Break (day 2)


14 August

10:05 - 10:05

Interpreting Systematic reviews and meta-analyses


14 August

10:05 - 10:15

Introduction to systematic reviews and meta-analyses


14 August

10:15 - 10:25

First paper - presentation by 2 candidates (day 2)


14 August

10:25 - 10:35

First paper, discussion (day 2)


14 August

10:35 - 10:45

Second paper, presentation by 2 candidates (day 2)


14 August

10:45 - 10:55

Second paper, discussion (day 2)


14 August

10:55 - 11:00

Group discussion PM (day 2)


14 August

11:00 - 11:10

Afternoon Coffee Break (day 2)


14 August

11:10 - 12:00

Lecture on basic statistics


14 August

12:00 - 12:10

MCQs


14 August

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 (Member)
Registrations
£40.00


Coordinator

Esther Malcolm

 0141 221 6072

 Email Coordinator


Location

 Online