Critical Appraisal for FCEM

Course Timetable

(all sessions we be given by Duncan Bootland, Evan Coughlan or Rob Galloway)

Day 1

8.30am - 9am: Coffee and introduction to course.

9am – 10.30am: Mock exam (Answers to be reviewed during course)

10.30- 10.45am: Coffee

10.45am – 11.45am: Session 1a

Part 1 - An approach to critical Appraisal:
Part 2 - Types of Papers:

11.45am-12am – Coffee

12am – 1pm - Session 1b

Part 3 How to dissect a paper:
Part 4 Passing the exam:

1pm –1.45pm Lunch

1.45pm – 3.30pm – Session 2a

Part 5 Understanding basic statistics:
Part 6 Using statistics when reading a paper:

3.30pm – 4pm - Coffee

4pm - 6 pm Session 2b

Part 7 Statistical tests:
Part 8 The nitty gritty of methodology:

6pm. Home time.
Day 2

9am-10am Session 3a

Part 9 diagnostic studies:

10.am - 10.15am Coffee

10.15am – 11.50am Session 3b

Part 10 Therapeutic papers:
Part 11 Meta-analysis:

11.50am -12pm Coffee

12pm – 12.30 Review of practice paper

12.30pm – 1.15pm Lunch

1.15pm - 6.15pm Session 4

1.15pm – 2.45pm Mock exam one – therapeutic paper

2.45pm - 3.30pm review of paper:

3.30pm – 3.45 pm – Coffee

3.45pm – 5.15 pm - Mock exam two – diagnostic paper

5.15pm – 5.30pm Coffee

5.30pm- 6.15pm review of paper:

6.15pm - 6.30pm Summary and feedback

6.30pm Home