Available Until 5/4/2023

Teaching Critical Appraisal Skills (CE302)

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Saturday, May 4, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Cost: $265 (nonmember: $490)

Attendance maximum: 30

Take your skills in teaching evidence-based medicine (EBM) to the next level! This interactive course will prepare you to teach research article critical appraisal skills using engaging practical and active-learning strategies. You will learn key critical appraisal concepts and best practices, how to apply these concepts using engaging teaching strategies, and how to make a case to stakeholders for the value of librarians teaching EBM skills. For novice to intermediate teachers of critical appraisal and EBM concepts.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, students will be able to:

  • make a case to curriculum stakeholders for critical appraisal instruction sessions and workshops
  • articulate learning outcomes for a critical appraisal instruction session
  • identify best practices in study design, methodology, outcome reporting, and scope
  • mitigate weaknesses in study design, methodology, outcome reporting, and scope
  • make a case for or against clinical application of evidence presented in an article
  • teach and explain critical appraisal concepts in a way that incorporates best practices for adult learning


Laura Menard, MLSLaura Menard, MLS, is the assistant director for medical education and access services at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University, Indianapolis–IN. Her primary responsibilities include designing EBM curriculum components, delivering instruction, and training colleagues on new concepts and instructional best practices.


MLA CE Credits: 4