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Course: Critical Appraisal of Literature (CAT)

This course is intended primarily for PhD students beginning their PhD training. The aim of this course is to teach PhD students to assess quality and content of research papers. At the end of the course the student is able to critically analyze the contents of the paper and is able to assess the quality (level of evidence) of the study performed. Students will be able to participate successfully in journal discussions in their own research group.

The course consists of 8 sessions of 2-3 hours in which research designs are critically evaluated. For each meeting, the student will prepare 2 papers – provided by the lecturer in advance – by critically reading and assessing them. During each session the students will discuss their assessment of the papers in small groups. Finally, a group discussion will be held about the quality of the paper and the assessment of criteria.

NB. This course is for PhD students in the field of Public Health, Clinical, Epidemiological, Behavioral or Health Services research.
It is NOT suitable for PhD students in the field of fundamental biomedical research.


Date Time Location
January 28, 2020 10:00-12:30 Building 3111, room 0014
February 20, 2020 14:00-16:30 Building 3111, room 0217
March 11, 2020 13:00-15:30 building 3111, room 0302
March 31, 2020 15:00-17:30 Building 3111, room 0014
April 21, 2020 10:00-12:30 Building 3111, room 0303A
May 12, 2020 09:00-11:30 Building 3111, room 0022
June 2, 2020 09:15-11:45 Building 3111, room 0303A
June 23, 2020 11:00-13:30 Building 3111, room 0217

EC (without exam)


Location address

Building 3111, room 0014
A. Deusinglaan 2, Groningen
Building 3111, room 0217
A. Deusinglaan 2, Groningen
building 3111, room 0302
A. Deusinglaan 2, Groningen
Building 3111, room 0303A
A. Deusinglaan 2, Groningen
Building 3111, room 0022
A. Deusinglaan 2, Groningen

Course coordinator

  • Pepijn Roelofs, PhD



Target Groups

  • PhD students


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