Course descriptionUnderstanding and appraising the quality of health care evidence is a necessary skill for all health care professionals and those in training. This on-line course will equip students with the necessary skills to find, appraise and understand a range of different study designs common in the healthcare literature, to better appraise numerical data presented in the media, social media and the internet and to better discuss concepts such as risk with patients and public.

Course aimsThis course aims to give participants the opportunity to access the healthcare literature appropriately; read and appraise that literature critically; understand the key concepts underpinning different study designs; critically appraise the study design results presented in papers; and critically consider the application of those results to their current practice. Course fee: £1,111Course duration:The course will run week beginning 3rd April 2017 until end of week beginning 12th June 2017How to apply:Applications are through the University of Glasgow’s online application system.

Once Registered, applicants should select the following from the ‘Programme Selection Criteria’:- Academic Career: Postgraduate Taught- Mode of Study: Part-Time- Course Choice: select ‘CPD courses in Primary Care’Please enter the Assessment:- Coursework tasks including short writing and presentation tasks (40%)This course is worth 20 Masters level credits and can be carried forward to contribute towards the MSc, diploma or certificate in primary care if you choose to study further. Design pragmatic approaches to search the healthcare literature for papers appropriate to their need.

Critically evaluate the key concepts underpinning different quantitative and qualitative study designs. Identify and critique different forms of bias inherent in study designs.

Critically appraise different types of healthcare research evidence.

Critique the presentation of data within healthcare research papers Request a journal from the Central Library store campus library from where you are based, you may request the article using the Document Delivery Service..

Critically apply the results of papers to their own healthcare or research setting. Compare and contrast how data are presented in other forums, such as the media and the Internet.

Critically examine and apply approaches to discussing healthcare research evidence with patients and public.