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     “Cultivating Confidence in Critical Appraisal”

     Dates: Week of January 18 - Week of March 13, 2023 

     Registration for CAIFL 2023 is open !

       Register Here |  Pay Here

        The course is limited to 40 participants. Both registration form and
        payment must be 
received in order to consider your registration
        complete. We look forward to your attendance!

     40 MLA CE credits |  Cost: $50

CAIFL is a fully online course that consists of: assessment; self-directed learning through video, readings, and problem sets; small group facilitated exercises; and plenary talks by physician and librarian experts in evidence based practice and critical appraisal. Participation in the course also enrolls you in a continued community of practice with journal clubs held throughout the year.

Goal: To develop librarian’s critical appraisal skills including enhanced understanding of research design, biomedical statistics, and clinical reasoning to apply knowledge in teaching target populations.

Objectives: At the end of the institute participants will be able to:

  1. Describe and analyze study methodologies used in clinical research.
  2. Define and critique biostatistical concepts used to report the results of clinical research studies.
  3. Critically appraise biomedical articles including an understanding of the methodology, sources of bias, and the results.
  4. Teach critical appraisal with increased confidence.

Prerequisite: Experience and some prior training in EBM fundamentals.

Requirements: At least two hours per week self-directed learning depending on familiarity with content. Participation in all 1.5 hour weekly small group facilitated sessions. NOTE: Many participants indicate that they need much more than 2 hours per week to grasp the content fully. This is a commitment and a gift.

For more information about this program, contact: Marie T. Ascher, M.S., M.P.H.  marie_ascher@nymc.edu 

Developed resources reported in this project were originally supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.