CASP News

5 12, 2018

Training on teaching skills for critical appraisal – bookings now being taken

2018-12-05T13:58:27+00:00

Dates: 4-6 November 2019 Our next ‘Train the Trainer’ course is now open for bookings! These workshops take place over 3 days and help develop teaching skills for learning critical appraisal. During the workshops you will experience a typical CASP (critical appraisal skills) workshop appraising a published paper, followed by a deconstruction of the methods and content. Sessions continue on; different appraisal tools for different study designs, making sense of the results and statistics used in health research, using interactive approaches in critical appraisal teaching, adapting CASP materials for different audiences including patients, carers and the public; teaching practice and peer [...]

Training on teaching skills for critical appraisal – bookings now being taken 2018-12-05T13:58:27+00:00
6 08, 2018

Want to get high quality research evidence to inform your health decisions quickly?

2018-08-06T09:20:43+00:00

Professor Amanda Burls, a former director of the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme, has produced a mobile app called BestEvidence that enables users to get access to the best available evidence at the time it is needed. It works by accessing the TRIP database which searches many resources, including PubMed and the Cochrane Library. A special free CASP version of BestEvidence is available. To get this on your mobile phone open the web browser on your phone and go to www.BestEvidence.Info/CASP which will take you to the page where you can register an account. (BestEvidence can also be used on a table or [...]

Want to get high quality research evidence to inform your health decisions quickly? 2018-08-06T09:20:43+00:00
21 03, 2018

Training on teaching skills for critical appraisal

2018-03-21T11:15:39+00:00

Our next 'Train the Trainer' course is now open for bookings! These workshops take place over 3 days and help develop teaching skills for learning critical appraisal. During the workshops you will experience a typical CASP (critical appraisal skills) workshop appraising a published paper, followed by a deconstruction of the methods and content. Sessions continue on; different appraisal tools for different study designs, making sense of the results and statistics used in health research, using interactive approaches in critical appraisal teaching, adapting CASP materials for different audiences including patients, carers and the public; teaching practice and peer to peer feedback. By [...]

Training on teaching skills for critical appraisal 2018-03-21T11:15:39+00:00
4 11, 2017

Applications invited for a free place on CASP Train the Trainer workshop, Oxford 13-15 November 2017

2018-01-21T10:51:52+00:00

Applications invited for a free place on CASP Train the Trainer workshop, Oxford 13-15 November 2017 The Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) is working in partnership with the Department of Library & Information Science, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda to award a free place, on the CASP ‘Train the Trainer’ Course. This is a 3-day training programme designed for people who want to be more confident in teaching critical appraisal skills to others & critically appraising research evidence. The training covers an introduction to evidence-based health care and decision making and the critical appraisal of a quantitative study. To support critical appraisal [...]

Applications invited for a free place on CASP Train the Trainer workshop, Oxford 13-15 November 2017 2018-01-21T10:51:52+00:00
2 11, 2017

Booking now open!

2018-01-04T15:09:12+00:00

CASP's next 'Train the Trainer' course has now been confirmed to take place from 23-26th March 2015 in Oxford, and you can confirm your place by booking now. This 4 day course will cover the critical appraisal of randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews & qualitative studies. It will also have a session on how to find the evidence, in a dedicated IT suite. The broad aim of our train the trainer courses is to be able to be more confident in teaching the basic elements of critical appraisal to others - this may be back at your organisation or in a [...]

Booking now open! 2018-01-04T15:09:12+00:00
4 04, 2016

Critical Appraisal Training in Cairo, Egypt – April 2016

2018-01-04T14:42:23+00:00

CASP Egypt are running a three-day course on critical appraisal 20-22 April 2016. This 3 day training course will take place in Cairo. Take a look at the programme, being led by Professor Amanda Burls (CASP Trainer) for the course here. Any discipline or specialty are welcome, not just dentists. If you are interested in attending, please contact either: CEBD@dentistry.cu.edu.eg or ahmed.elkhadem@dentistry.cu.edu.eg

Critical Appraisal Training in Cairo, Egypt – April 2016 2018-01-04T14:42:23+00:00
4 01, 2016

Critical thinking and Appraisal Resource Library

2018-01-04T15:27:20+00:00

NEW ARTICLE ON PLOS: Establishing a library of resources to help people understand key concepts in assessing treatment claims—The “Critical thinking and Appraisal Resource Library” (CARL) 'People are frequently confronted with untrustworthy claims about the effects of treatments. Uncritical acceptance of these claims can lead to poor, and sometimes dangerous, treatment decisions, and wasted time and money. Resources to help people learn to think critically about treatment claims are scarce, and they are widely scattered. Furthermore, very few learning-resources have been assessed to see if they improve knowledge and behavior.' 'Our objectives were to develop the Critical thinking and Appraisal Resource Library [...]

Critical thinking and Appraisal Resource Library 2018-01-04T15:27:20+00:00
6 10, 2015

International Conference of EBHC Teachers & Developers

2018-01-04T14:20:49+00:00

28th – 31st October 2015 Taormina (Italy) Evidence for Sustainability of Health Care: increasing value, reducing waste Bookings are now open for the 7th International Conference of EBHC Teachers & Developers hosted by GIMBE Foundation. Built on 6 previous highly successful meetings, the Conference is an excellent opportunity to network with worldwide EBHC teachers and developers in the wonderful frame of Taormina, the pearl of the Mediterranean Sea. Meet EBHC colleagues and friends from around the world in a 3-day program that will include renowned keynote speakers, oral abstract presentations, poster displays, surveys with televoter, and productive small group sessions to [...]

International Conference of EBHC Teachers & Developers 2018-01-04T14:20:49+00:00
4 05, 2015

CASP Fest! – A review of the day from Heather Lodge

2018-01-04T14:38:56+00:00

Heather Lodge (Public Health England) May 2015 There is something special about the Mawby room at Kellogg College, Oxford. You could be forgiven for finding it unprepossessing. It is quite a dark room with a good view of the car  park and the busy Banbury Road. At best, the room holds about 25 people and negotiating your way between the tables requires a dexterity of footwork that wouldn’t go amiss on Strictly Come Dancing. The room has no whizzy technology to enable group learning; it has simply a lectern, projector and flipchart but, much of the time, it doesn’t need even those. [...]

CASP Fest! – A review of the day from Heather Lodge 2018-01-04T14:38:56+00:00
6 05, 2014

International Clinical Trials Day – Tuesday 20th May 2014

2018-01-04T13:54:39+00:00

It’s International Clinical Trials Day. Watch the new AllTrials campaign video. And change something. Results from around half of clinical trials have never been published. Information on what was done and what was found in these trials could be lost forever to doctors and researchers, leading to bad treatment decisions, missed opportunities for good medicine, and trials being repeated. The contributions of the hundreds of thousands of patients who took part in those trials remain unused and unusable. All trials past and present should be registered, and the full methods and the results reported. Sign up to make clinical trials count. [...]

International Clinical Trials Day – Tuesday 20th May 2014 2018-01-04T13:54:39+00:00