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Thu 4 Jul 2019
10:00 - 11:30

Venue: Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room

Provided by: Cambridge University Libraries


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Medicine: Critical Appraisal - RCT Drug Trials (for University and NHS)

Thu 4 Jul 2019


This course will help you understand how to critically appraise a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT). Using the CASP Checklist, the course covers samples and sample size, randomisation, bias, statistics, significance (P Values and Confidence Intervals) and relevance.

We ask that you read a paper that will be provided before you attend the session, in order for us to make the best use of the time together.

Target audience

Nurses, doctors, other health care professionals, and researchers


Read the article sent to you prior to the session, and bring a copy with you to class.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 4 Jul   10:00 - 11:30 10:00 - 11:30 Clinical School, Medical Library, Library Training Room map Eleanor Barker
Topics covered
  • Critical Appraisal

To understand how to critically appraise a randomised controlled trial (RCT)


Presentations, demonstrations and practicals


One sesson of 90 minutes


A number of times per year


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