Understanding research for decision making
  • Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, John Bull Building, Plymouth Science Park, Plymouth PL6 8BU

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The Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) and Cochrane UK are working together to provide free research workshops for the general public and health professionals.


Workshop for health professionals (9am-12.30pm): Using research evidence in professional practice – why and how

Activity will include:

  • Introduction to using evidence in health decision making, critical appraisal, and systematic reviews, the Cochrane Collaboration and UKCC
  • Appraise a systematic review using a checklist
  • How to use evidence and your critical appraisal skills in professional practice
  • The role of Cochrane Authors
  • Other useful resources.

Workshop for the general public (1.30pm-4.30pm): Using research evidence in decision making

Activity will include:

  • Introduction to using evidence in health decision making, critical appraisal, and systematic Reviews, the Cochrane Collaboration and Cochrane UK
  • Appraise items from different sources and sections of a systematic review – using a checklist
  • How to use evidence and your critical appraisal skills in real life
  • The role of Cochrane for consumers 
  • Other useful resources.

The workshops include refreshments (but not lunch) and a goody bag on the day but booking is essential to attend.

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