Course Structure

Evidence Based Medicine, what is it?
What is Critical Appraisal?
How to find papers to answer your question?
How a paper is structured
Different forms of research
Different terminology used to describe research designs
Different categories of evidence
Hierarchy of evidence
Further terminology to be aware of
Statistical methods
Being Aware of Outcomes
Diagnostic studies
Terminology to be aware of in a diagnostic paper
Likelihood ratios and area under the curve
Critical Appraisal of a Diagnostic Study
Therapeutic studies
Treatment effect
Critical Appraisal of a Therapeutic Study
Final Quiz
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Critical Appraisal of a Therapeutic Study


Its now time to pull all the theory together and critically appraise a therapeutic study in the last of our podcasts.

In this podcast we review the PIETHO Study using a CASP; RCT checklist.

Again the paper is a free open access paper.

Pubmed link

Have a read of the paper, run through the checklist, have a listen to the podcast and then to consolidate answer the questions below.