2004 Dermatology  
This popular course is now in its 7th year. The aims of the course are to (a) improve your skills at critical appraisal when reading dermatological literature and (b) improve your ability to design and participate in clinical research projects. The course uses the principles of epidemiology and statistics such as chance, bias and confounding to provide a framework to achieve these aims. The main taught elements of dermato-epidemiology and statistics are part of the UK specialist trainee
more » ... um (see the Bad website). The course may also appeal to consultants who wish to improve their skills at critically appraising published clinical trials and also statistics in general. Overseas dermatology trainees are always welcome. The course is taught by Prof. Hywel Williams in collaboration with epidemiologists and statisticians from the Trent Institute for Health Services Research at Nottingham. Dermatological examples are used to illustrate concepts throughout the course. It is a 3-day residential course which is hard work, but good fun. The course costs GBP 250, and there is a maximum of 20 places in order to ensure that groups are kept to a sensible size. Full Royal College of Physicians CPD approval.
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