About this event

  • Date and time Fri 2 Nov 2018 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal College of Nursing
  • Organised by RSM Professionals, SOCKSS Ltd

This course will also be run on the following dates:

Friday 1 March 2019
Friday 28 June
Friday 20 September 2019

This one day critical appraisal and research methods course is aimed at all doctors, dentists, nurses, health professionals, and students, who are interested in research, speaking at journal clubs and personal development within their professional career.

Book today to increase your knowledge of research methods and to hone your skills to evaluate research papers.

Delegates will:

  • Develop a reliable approach to the evaluation and appraisal of published clinical research papers
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of different study designs in observational research
  • Understand the principles that underlie randomise controlled trial and realise how they can be subverted by poor design and execution
  • Lose any fear of the critical appraisal sections of examinations and interviews
  • Gain confidence when speaking at journal clubs
  • Be able to contribute to design and development when planning research projects


This course is delivered by Dr Kamran Abbasi, Editor of the JRSM and Dr Christopher Marty

*Tickets include tea, coffee and lunch

Key speakers

Dr Kamran Abbasi

Editor of the JRSM and Dr Christopher Martyn, Associate Editor of the BMJ


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
A strategy for appraising published papers
Paper reading exercise 1 (Read paper and general discussion)
Tea and coffee break
How do journals select the papers they publish?
Research methods 1
Paper reading exercise 2 (Methods and results)
Tea and coffee break
Research methods 2
Paper reading exercise 3 (Conclusions)
Completion of evaluation forms
Review of day
Conclusion and close of day


Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0RN, United Kingdom