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17,18,19 November 2004
Institute of Child Health, London
This 3 day short course is designed to help participants develop skills in
critical appraisal, and to raise awareness of approaches for incorporating
values and preferences in decision-making, and for synthesising evidence.
The course is intended for healthcare practitioners, particularly those
responsible for developing local practice guidelines within their
area. Previous experience in applying evidence-based concepts in practice
is an advantage but not essential.
The course consists of plenary seminars, small group problem-solving and
appraisal sessions using examples in child health, and practical sessions
on how to search the scientific literature. The course will include
approaches to framing questions, searching for the evidence, principles of
research design, elementary statistics and critical appraisal, using a mix
of plenary sessions and facilitated small group sessions. We will also
cover approaches for applying evidence to individual patients: to trade
off the benefits and harms of therapy or diagnosis for a particular
patient, practitioners need to integrate evidence from different types of
studies with information on the patients values and preferences.
We will draw on examples from across child health and contrast decision
making form individual and societal points of view.
For further details and an application form please contact:
Melissa Harden, Administrator, email: [log in to unmask] or tel: 020
Application forms also available to download