Understanding Evidence

Learn how to critically process and analyse medical scientific literature

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26 - 27 Nov 2024

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13,500 DKK ex VAT

(app. 1,815 EUR ex VAT)



This two day course will provide you with the tools to critically process and analyse medical scientific literature through a good understanding of basic statistical concepts and theories. 

You will learn about the construction of a scientific article and how to distinguish between “good” and “bad” science.

After this course, you will be able to understand, evaluate and explain the evidence of a publication to colleagues or stakeholders.

Other course participants say

"It was a super informative course with great lecturers."

Katrine Holk, Farmakonom, Glostrup Apotek

"The course is relevant if you work with evaluating the evidence of scientific articles and studies. The speakers were skilled at communicating the difficult content and the teaching materials were also good"

Nina Uldal, Manager, Amgros I/S

“I can use what I learned a lot in my daily work.”

Lotte Jørgensen, Key Account Manager, Chiesi Pharma AB


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  • Medical scientific literature
  • Basic statistical concepts
  • “Good” and “bad” science
  • Evidence

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Course leader & lecturers

  • Klaus Kaae Andersen
    Course leader
    Director & Senior Statistician
    Omicron ApS

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Is this course for you?

This course is relevant if you work with clinical research and development or use scientific research in your daily work, e.g as a product manager, nurse, doctor or pharmacist. The course is an elective course in the Pharma Consultant Programme, and beneficial for all who want to learn more about how to analyse scientific literature.

What you will learn

  1. Knowledge on how you construct a scientific article
  2. How you distinguish between “good” and “bad” scientific articles
  3. How to understand statistical analysis and results
  4. How to evaluate a publication's evidence
  5. How you transfer results from scientific literature to clinical life

What your company will get

  1. An employee who can take on interdisciplinary discussions of scientific literature
  2. An employee who can critically interpret the results of statistical analyses
  3. An employee who can apply terminology from scientific methodology to their daily work and in collaborations with colleagues and stakeholders

Course calendar

Starting 26 Nov 2024
26 Nov 2024 9:00-16:00
Day 1
  • Why critical reviews of clinical literature?
    - Evidence hierarchy
    - Important measures when reading and reviewing Evidence

  • Study designs:
    - Observational vs. experimential studies
    - Prospective vs. retrospective research methods

  • Statistical analysis and results:
    - Has the correct statistical method been applied?
    - Does the study results show clinical significance?
    - How are the effect measures being interpreted?

  • The ‘anatomy’ of an article and evaluation of evidence:
    - How a scientific article is structured
    - How to evaluate evidence?
    - Practical exercise
27 Nov 2024 9:00-16:00
Day 2
  • Review of meta analyses:
    - What is the conclusion of the analysis?
    - Selection bias?
    - Publications bias?
    - Are the studies homogenous?

  • Review of RWE (real world evidence) studies:
    - What is RWE?
    - What is bias and confounding
    - How to complete a good RWE study
    - RWE studies and the evidence hierarchy
    - Practical exercise
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Registration deadline
12 Nov 2024
Lersø Parkallé 101
2100 København Ø
26 - 27 Nov
Sometimes things change. This is the expected programme.

Course information


Prior to the course you will get access to 2 publications via your personal Atrium profile.

Please read the publications before starting the course.


There are no prerequisites for this course but we recommend that you have a Bachelor’s degree or similar as a minimum.


There is no exam for this course.

Course leader

Klaus Kaae Andersen
Director & Senior Statistician
Omicron ApS

Want to know more or need help?

Contact Client Manager Birger Flinthagen at +45 39 15 09 06