Masterclass Critical Reading

Activity: Talk and presentationAcademic presentationAcademic


Medical students are supposed to read an enormous amount of information in textbooks, on the
internet, and in medical journals. Research is progressing fast, and textbooks often contain dated
information. Recent manuscripts provide up-to-date information. However, are we certain that
the presented information is valid and should be implemented in patient care? Critical appraisal
of a manuscript enables the assessment of the validity of the study results. In this pre-course class,
participants will be provided with a general approach to critically appraise clinical research papers and
assess research design, identify selection bias, information bias, and confounding factors. Different
research designs will be presented, and strengths and weaknesses will be discussed. Participants will
assess a paper critically. The results of the assessment will be discussed in the masterclass.
Event titleInternational
Student Congress of (bio)Medical Sciences 2023: ISCOMS 2023 - Science beyond borders
Event typeConference
LocationGroningen, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational