Understanding Evidence

Learn how to critically process and analyse medical scientific literature

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11 - 12 Jun 2024

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26 - 27 Nov 2024

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On location

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Danish

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13,500 DKK ex VAT

(app. 1,815 EUR ex VAT)

50% DISCOUNT FOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS

Summary

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

"A great teacher who really managed to convey the subject."

Charlotte Legind Greyling, Strategic Account Manager DK, AstraZeneca A/S


"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

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Keywords

  • 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

Choose your starting date
Starting 11 Jun 2024
Starting 26 Nov 2024
11 Jun 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
12 Jun 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
Practical information

Registration

Registration deadline
4 Jun 2024
Atrium
Lersø Parkallé 101
2100 København Ø
Register
11 - 12 Jun
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
Practical information

Registration

Registration deadline
12 Nov 2024
Atrium
Lersø Parkallé 101
2100 København Ø
Register
26 - 27 Nov
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Course information

Literature

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

Please read the publications before starting the course.

Prerequisites

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

Examination

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