Critical Appraisal Seminar
The Postgraduate Club PPSK, together with Postgraduate Committee (JKPS) has successfully organized an event "Critical Appraisal Seminar" on 5th September 2017 (9.00am-1.00pm) at Dewan Kuliah A, School of Health Sciences, USM. The invited speaker was Professor Dr. Norsa’adah Bachok fromUnit of Biostatistics and Research Methodology, School of Medical Sciences. Among 35 participation are from postgraduate students, researchers, lecturers and staffs from the different school in USM.
This seminar was designed to aid the participants to get used to the correct methods of making a systematic judgment on the available research evidence and the role of critical appraisal to meet its scientific validity and generalizability to the specific patient community. In addition, through this critical appraisal seminar, participants able to pick out the best research evidence into the decision making processes for patient care. Overall, this seminar thoroughly covered the topics including: methods of critical appraisal, how to criticize a published paper and example on how to appraise a scientific paper based on a case control study.