Evaluation of the Scientific Literature

This course is designed to help clinical researchers who are not otherwise trained in evaluating scientific literature. This slide-based, expert-led course provides a comprehensive guide on an array of topics related to evaluating scientific content.

Learning Objectives

  •   Identify key characteristics of manuscript quality
  •   Recognize flaws in the reporting and analysis of data 
  •  Describe the main elements of CONSORT and   PRISMA diagrams
  •   Identify key aspects of cancer biomarker studies which should be reported in the text of a manuscript
  •   Discuss the aspects of specific issues which must be pre-defined in observational and epidemiologic studies


Continuing Education Credit

1 Credit/Point is available for participation in this course. Certificate and credit types available include:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • ABIM MOC Points
  • CNE Contact Hours
  • Certificate of Participation may be used to confer credit; however, all final decisions regarding the awarding of credits will be made by the licensing organization to which the credits are submitted.
  • Certificate of Completion may be used to document participation, but no credit will be conferred.

Important Notes

  • This course expires on May 17, 2020. Participants must complete all necessary course components by this date to receive credit.
  • This course is also available as part of the Clinical Research Collection