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Thinking Critically Series: Interpreting Screening Trials

This course seeks to fulfill the clinical community’s need to improve skills in the critical evaluation of clinical research papers. Competency in critical appraisal skills can have a significant impact by improving clinical practice, quality of research projects, and peer-review of manuscripts and grants. The course will utilize efficient and engaging videos with relevant clinical examples to cover essential research methodology principles.

Thinking Critically Series: Interpreting Screening Trials
This course is archived
Future dates to be announced
Estimated 1 weeks
2–3 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed

About this course

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Overview

Enduring Material Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine. Presented by the Department of Health Research and Policy (Division of Epidemiology) at Stanford University School of Medicine.

This course seeks to fulfill the clinical community’s need to improve skills in the critical evaluation of clinical research papers. Competency in critical appraisal skills can have a significant impact by improving clinical practice, quality of research projects, and peer-review of manuscripts and grants. The course will utilize efficient and engaging videos with relevant clinical examples to cover essential research methodology principles.

The online format will provide opportunities for self-paced learning and practicing critical appraisal of published studies that evaluate screening efficacy. This applies to all specialties in various settings of practice.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for physicians, medical researchers, residents, fellows, allied health providers, including nurses and physician assistants, across all specialty areas.

Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Stanford Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation
American Medical Association (AMA)

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If you would like to earn CME credit from Stanford University School of Medicine for participating in this course, please review the information here prior to beginning the activity.

At a glance

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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  • Analyze the key design features of screening studies.

  • Develop strategies to critically appraise screening studies and determine if study results are valid.

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