Session 1: Top tips for reading and reviewing a paper
Dr Caroline Childs
Dr Caroline Elizabeth Childs BSc (Hons) PhD RNutr, Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Southampton, led a one-hour session introducing the key methodology for reading and reviewing a paper. Click the buttons below to download the discussion paper and view the recording – you’ll need to provide your name and email address. You’ll receive a CPD certificate within two weeks of watching the full session.
Virtually all scientific papers can be accessed online via sci-hub (including this one).
CONTENT AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Clear understanding of:
- The pathway by which research is conducted and published
- The language of research study designs
- The hierarchy of evidence to consider when comparing study designs
Be aware of:
- Tools which are available to assist with structured critical appraisal
- The challenges and limitations inherent within nutrition research
Be able to:
- Consider potential sources of bias in both research and media reporting of research
- Consider the context of research conducted and how you can appropriately integrate this into your own practice
Download Session 1 slides
Slides from the session are available to keep for your records.
About Journal Club Chair, Dr Caroline Childs
Each Journal Club session is chaired by Dr Caroline Childs, Nutrition and Metabolism subject lead in Medicine at the University of Southampton. She received student-nominated awards for ‘most engaging lecturer’ and ‘best pastoral support’ and a colleague-nominated award for teaching excellence. Dr Childs is a Nutrition Society Ambassador and a South East Regional Representative for the Association for Nutrition.
As she says, “Developing skills in critical appraisal is an essential part of being a competent nutrition professional – whether you’re a dietitian, nutritionist or health professional specialising in nutrition.”
Part of the Season 1 series:
APPRAISING RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
Nutrition research reported in the media often highlights mixed or contradictory results between studies. So, as a nutrition professional, how can you ensure you use the strongest available evidence to inform your practice?
Once you have viewed a full recorded session the mynutriweb team will review and arrange to send you your certificate via email from firstname.lastname@example.org within two weeks of viewing the session.
CPD CERTIFICATE & LEARNING MATERIALS
This season has been CPD approved by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and the Association for Nutrition (AfN).
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