Practical Skills for Reviewing Evidence in Health Professions Education – a BEME course

Background: This course has been designed to present and develop a set of core skills that are key in using and undertaking systematic reviews in the healthcare professions. These will include: developing relevant topics for review; considering and selecting appropriate methods for review and synthesis of evidence; searching and appraising research; synthesising studies; writing up a review in a manner that can impact practice and using and peer reviewing of education reviews. The focus will be on systematic reviewing using a diverse range of synthesis methodologies, including descriptive, justification and clarification reviews that will include potentials for quantitative, narrative and qualitative methodologies. We will also consider other methodologies gaining prominence in the field that can be completed within a systematic framework, including scoping reviews and realist reviews. After the formal teaching, all learners will have an individual session with a facilitator to translate their learning into the next steps to complete their own review.

Supportive material:  Before the course, participants are expected to read the material sent in advance, namely a set of 2/3 papers and videos concerning introductory key topics, which cannot be delivered during the course to save time for practical exercises and discussions. After the course, participants will receive a USB disk with relevant bibliography.

Audience: The Course is designed for all healthcare professionals interested in planning, implementing and reporting a systematic review as well as those interested in reviewing/managing a systematic review. Whilst the Course draws on experience gained with the Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) Collaboration, it is appropriate for a wider audience and will consider other forms of evidence review and synthesis within education that can be performed within a systematic framework and published numerous outputs.    

Course Level: Introductory / Beginners.

Mentoring:  Participants will be supported by PASREV tutors in a ratio of no more than 2 learners to each facilitator, during (face-to-face) and after the course (online), namely those who decided to submit an assignment, as described below 

Post-course assignment: Participants may choose to submit, within six months of completion of the course, a protocol for their own review, or appraisal of a published review. If completed to a successful standard, award of the PASREV Certificate will be made.

Course Faculty:

  • Prof Morris Gordon, School of Medicine, University of Central Lancashire, UK,  Chair of BEME Executive Committee and Editor for Cochrane IBD group
  • Prof Madalena Patricio, Faculty of Medicine University of Lisbon, Portugal, Chair of BEME Board and Past President of AMEE
  • Dr Michelle Daniel, Michigan Medical School, Michigan, USA and Chair of BEME Editorial Board

Sunday 6 September – 0830-1700

Certification: Certificate of participation following completion of the Course; Optional submission and assessment of a post-course report, details of which will be given during the Course; Award of PASREV Certificate if the post-course report is assessed as meeting the standards.

Cost: £595  (includes coffee breaks and lunches)

Location:  Crowne Plaza Hotel

Cancellations:  Requests to cancel should be emailed to Worldspan ([email protected]).  AMEE will make every effort to resell your place on a course but cannot guarantee a refund will be possible.  No refunds will be given for non-attendance at courses

How to register:  Wherever possible courses should be reserved and paid at the time of registration. Places are strictly limited and allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

It is not possible to register for the PASREV course only.  Course participants must register for AMEE 2020 and pay the appropriate conference registration fee.


If you have any queries regarding the course please email [email protected]  Registration enquiries should be directed to Worldspan ([email protected])

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