A Short Course on Evidence-based Practice

All 3 days only R10,000.00 (Excl. VAT) per delegate

About This Course

Doctors, nurses, researchers and other health practitioners are constantly faced with situations requiring up-to-date evidence-based decisions. These decisions vary from patient diagnosis and therapy to public health scenarios. A huge, almost overwhelming, amount of up-to-date knowledge is published in the medical literature weekly. Yet many health professionals do not have the time to peruse the vast medical literature for the best available evidence for their day to day practice. And many do not have the expertise to search, critically appraise, summarise and apply available evidence to their scenarios. Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients or groups.

This course will provide participants with the appreciation; understanding and skills of evidence-based practice. Participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to assess, critically appraise and apply the best available evidence. The course will be taught using a mix of techniques including PowerPoint presentation, problem-based learning and group exercises to ensure that participants gain functional EBM skills and practical knowledge.

Course Content


Day 1

  • Introduction to research reports

Day 2

  • Introduction to research reports

Day 3

  • Introduction to research reports

Course outcomes

The course will teach participants the following:

To be able to phrase proper searchable clinical questions

To be able to convert practical scenarios into a PICO-structured questions

To be able to acquire evidence from excellent sources of up-to-date information

Provide sound preparation to undertake research within practice

To be able to understand study designs, causality and levels of evidence

Establishing criteria for good/bad evidence

To Gain a solid grounding in research methods and statistics underpinning evidence based practice

To be able to critically review scientific publications and appraise available evidence relevant to area of expertise

Understand bias, confounding and research validity

Develop a sound understanding of the evidence underpinning practice and enhance career prospects

Be able to translate research evidence into practice

Transferring knowledge to action

Be relevant to health care professionals across settings

Improve the care of patients and the population

Who Should Attend?

  • Doctors
  • Professional nurses
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Data collectors
  • Research analysts
  • HODs
  • Clinicians
  • Researchers
  • Health service managers
  • Professionals on HIV/AIDS


For more details about our services contact:

Dave Temane
Email: info@cesar-africa.com
Tel: +27 11 403 1411

Price Includes

  • Course attendance
  • Full refreshments: lunch
  • Welcome tea
  • Two breaks for tea including pastries
  • Course lecture notes and training manual
  • Complimentary parking
  • Certificate of attendance

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