Short Course in Epidemiology

The Clinical Epidemiology Unit with the Prof. BV Moses Centre for Evidence-Informed Healthcare and Health Policy (BVMC) and BRTC conducts a Short Course in Epidemiology once a year.

Aim: To improve the quality of journal appraisal and thereby impact clinical ,laboratory and policy  decision making

Who can attend?

It is open to all students and faculty who are interested in learning critical appraisal of journal articles and in pursuing health research

Content of the course:

Part 1: NIH “Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research”

This consists of a series of online video lectures followed by a certification exam. Successful participants scoring more than 70% will be awarded a certificate by the National Institutes of Health.

Part 2: Critical Appraisal

This consists of critical appraisal of various study designs modelled on the McMaster University, Evidence based clinical practise workshops with permission.  The study designs discussed included  Randomised Controlled Trials, Case control , Cohort , Diagnostic , Systematic review, Guidelines, Decision analysis, Health economic study, Differential diagnosis, Clinical manifestations, Screening test and Qualitative study.

Interested? Please look at the calendar for dates

The previous year’s presentations are available in the link below.



“Dear Thambu sir,

I would like to express my gratitude for the critical appraisal classes that were conducted at the CEU. The classes were immensely helpful to me, especially to clear the final exam towards the – fellow of the royal college of emergency medicine (FRCEM), UK.