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Critical Appraisal & EBM

Learn more about tools and skills to support evidence-based medicine, including evaluating studies with critical appraisal.

Available Classes

Scoping reviews are becoming an increasingly used methodology for conducting evidence syntheses of the literature. This class provides an overview of scoping reviews and the process of conducting one.

This class provides an overview of resources to facilitate the preparation and reporting of a systematic review using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta Analysis Protocols (PRISMA-P) checklist as a tool to guide the review process. 

“Protocols of systematic reviews and meta-analyses allow for planning and documentation of review methods, act as a guard against arbitrary decision making during review conduct, enable readers to assess for the presence of selective reporting against completed reviews, and, when made publicly available, reduce duplication of efforts and potentially prompt collaboration.” (Shamseer et al., 2015)

A well-done systematic review starts with a protocol. Let us show you how to get your review off to the best possible start.

We also offer a companion class: Conducting a Systematic Review: Part 2 - Tools & Resources, usually in the month following the Part 1 class. If you prefer not to wait for it to be scheduled, you can view the class recording, linked from that page.

This class takes your knowledge of planning a systematic review to the next level by exploring tools and resources to successfully complete your review.
It is recommended that you first attend the Conducting a Systematic Review: Part 1 - Planning the Process class before signing up. No Part 1 on our schedule? Class recordings are linked from that page.

An introduction to information resources in evidence-based medicine, designed for those who need to find up-to-date, clinically relevant information quickly. Databases such as Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, and MEDLINE search filters are covered.

Accurate, transparent, and replicable research is the backbone of evidence-based healthcare. This class explores key concepts and tools to help authors improve the quality of their manuscripts and readers evaluate existing research.