‘Mobile phones cause brain cancer’, ‘Chocolate is better for you than fruit’; the media is constantly full of claims about the potential health benefits or risks associated with particular treatments, foods or substances. It is often difficult to know what to believe. This day is for members of the public who want to make sense of research evidence, and to assess the reliability of the evidence behind health-related headlines.
The workshop will give you an introduction to research and the tools and skills needed to find research evidence relating to health and assess its reliability.
This workshop is for members of the public who want to understand research evidence. No prior knowledge of research is required. The workshop may be of particular relevance to those who are interested in contributing to research through Patient and Public Involvement.
We recognise that everyone has different starting points. We will tailor our approach to accommodate your needs .The day will be informal, with plenty of time for discussion and the opportunity to gain practical experience. The number of participants will be limited to 15. The workshop will start at 10.30am and finish by 4.30pm. There will be breaks for coffee and tea and lunch will be provided. We will reimburse travel expenses.
What will the workshop cover?
University of the West of England