Are you worried about Critical Appraisal for the FRCEM?
Does the difference between sensitivity and specificity make you sweat?
Do statistics make your head spin?
Never fear, help is at hand!
The Critical Appraisal course takes part over two half days specifically designed to boost your chances at the FRCEM. We will give you tailored pre-course reading materials so the course is time efficient.
We will send the papers in advance so you can prepare properly. You will be given excellent course materials to take away with you.
Adrian Boyle is a Consultant Emergency Physician at Addenbrookes Hospital and a Honorary Visiting Senior Lecturer at Cambridge University. He has an Masters and Doctorate in Epidemiology from Cambridge University. He has been teaching critical appraisal for over 20 years. He was the RCEM learning lead author for the critical appraisal section. He is an associate editor of the Emergency Medicine Journal and the European Journal of Emergency Medicine
Example Course Programme
9:00-45 Critical Appraisal The Basics
9:45-10:15 Statistics essentials
10:15 -10:45 Interventional Studies: Principles
10:50-11:30 Intervention Paper 1: Specimen Appraisal
11:35-12:15 Intervention Paper 2: Specimen Appraisal
12:30 -13:30 Paper 3 under exam conditions
9:00-9:45 Diagnostic Studies: Principles
9:45-10:30 Diagnostic Paper 1: Specimen Appraisal
10:45-11:30 Diagnostic Paper 2: Specimen Appraisal
11:45-12:45 Paper 3 Under Exam Conditions
12:45-13:15 Model Answers
13:15-13:45 Exam Hints and Tips