Modules 5 focuses on the principles of Clinical Epidemiology & Critical Appraisal to help apply and drive evidence in Emergency Medicine.
|Course Date(s):||CRM 2: February to June 2013|
|Course Duration:||Semester Course via distance learning and contact sessions|
|Clinical Director(s):||Tyson Welzel & Niël van Hoving|
|Logistics Coordinator:||Emma Vaughan | email@example.com | 021 406 6407|
|Course Price in ZAR:||R 2 900.- Read our payment info|
|Certification Received:||University of Cape Town|
Brief Course Overview
This is a semester course running from February 2013 to June 2013. This module is being offered using a combination of e-learning and self study. It will start on 01 Feb, with an initial contact session on 26 February, after which the study and assignments are web based. A further contact session will be held on 08 April. There is access to faculty to answer specific questions throughout the semester.
This module builds on the basic epidemiology taught in CRM 1 and deals with specific research designs in greater detail (systematic reviews, diagnostic and screening trials, randomised controlled trials) and culminates in techniques of critical appraisal. In addition, the principles of research ethics will be dealt with. A DP requirement for the module exam will be the successful submission of the full research proposal to the university’s ethics committee. Assessment will be on the basis of coursework and a final written assessment.
Who should attend this course?
The course is intended for anyone interested in being able to critically appraise the medical literature and who wants more insight before performing research.
Please note that this course is one of the core modules that can be taken in the partial fulfilment of the MPhil in Emergency Medicine, offered by the Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Cape Town. One can enrol just for this course, or take it further and have the full module (15 credits) accredited towards the MPhil (EM).
Please remember that the completion of the CRM 1 module is a prerequisite to enrol in CRM 2!
Clinical Director Profile
Dr Tyson Welzel
Senior Lecturer – Division of Emergency Medicine
Department of Surgery
University of Cape Town