Free 3-day course: BOSTiC – Training in Research Methods for Surgical Trainees


This looks like a great course to go on and it’s free! It’s designed for surgical trainees from all specialities wanting to learn about trials methodology, and to be involved in high quality research projects. The programme consists of three back-to-back research training days and provides the opportunity for trainees to learn how to evaluate surgical interventions in well designed and conducted studies.

Session themes cover:

  • Why do RCTs?
  • The external and internal validity of RCTs
  • Clinical and patient reported outcomes
  • Core outcome sets
  • Blinding in trials
  • Statistics for surgeons
  • Resource use in trials
  • Trial Recruitment
  • Intervention complexity and measurement of fidelity

Go to the website for further details and application.

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