About this event

  • Date and time Fri 1 Mar 2019 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal College of Nursing
  • Organised by RSM Professionals, SOCKSS Ltd

This course is fully booked.

There are places available on the following date:

Friday 6 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 


Key speakers

Dr Kamran Abbasi

Editor of the JRSM 

Dr Christopher Martyn

Associate Editor of the BMJ


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Tea and coffee break
How do journals select the papers they publish?
Observational studies
Tea and coffee break
RCTs and systematic reviews
Closing remarks


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