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The definitive and comprehensive guide to Critical Appraisal and Evidence Based Psychiatry.

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Psych Evidence: Critical Appraisal Online Course

The Psych Evidence critical appraisal online course is a comprehensive and easy to follow course developed for the RANZCP and MRCPsych Critical Appraisal Exam. You learn how to read research papers for your Critical Appraisal exams or to design your own research methodology based on sound principles, concluding your study with a quiz (Best of 5 MCQ with answers, table and graph explanations) that scores your understanding.

Course Structure

Tutorial

The tutorial component consists of stimulating lecture slides, with a lecturer guiding you through each aspect of Evidence Based Psychiatry and summarising the important concepts to remember. All concepts are reinforced by worked examples that take you through the process in a step-by-step manner. What’s more; all used examples are real life research examples.

Information for RANZCP and MRCPsych Exam Candidates: Because the exam consists of research papers, we strongly recommend that you supplement the course with reading real research papers, viewing tables and graphs to put the course into practice. Feel free to contact us if you have any doubts.

Quiz

After completing the tutorial component, you can apply all that you have learnt and test your knowledge with an interactive quiz that consists of five separate sections covering 300 questions in MCQ format. Examples from journal papers; all supplemented with diagrams, tables and graphs ensure that you understand the concepts in the best possible way. An explanation is given with each answer, referenced from over 25 renowned sources.

Information for RANZCP and MRCPsych Exam Candidates: Because the exam consists of research papers, we strongly recommend that you supplement the course with reading real research papers, viewing tables and graphs to put the course into practice. Feel free to contact us if you have any doubts.

Tutorial Chapters

Overview of Evidence Based Psychiatry

  • PICO Question
  • Why Evidence Based Psychiatry
  • Overview of Research Methodology

Types of Studies

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Studies
  • Cross Sectional Studies
  • Case Control Studies
  • Cohort Studies
  • Randomised Control Trials
  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
  • Economic Analyses

Introduction to Statistics

  • Types of Data
  • Measures of Effect
  • Statistical Tests
  • Appropriate use of statistical tests

Core Concepts

  • Null Hypothesis
  • P-values
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Causality and Bradford Hill Criteria

Bias

  • Types and Minimisation Techniques
  • Selection Bias
  • Measurement Bias
  • Confounding Bias
  • Attrition Bias
  • How to spot biases

Study Methodology

  • How to design a trial
  • What are the key points in design

Qualitative studies

  • Sample selection
  • How do Qualitative studies differ
  • Reducing Measurement Bias
  • Analysing data

Certificate of completion

  • 12 hours of training

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