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Evidence-based medicine for basic physician trainees

Prepare for the FRACP Part I Written Examination
Attend this in-depth coverage of evidence-based medicine for basic physician trainees preparing for the FRACP Part I Written Examination. Teaching activities will include lectures and interactive multiple choice question sessions.

Course overview

The overall aim of the course is to provide participants with the skills to identify, appraise and apply the best available research evidence in clinical decision-making. The course is specifically designed to do this in the context of preparation for the FRACP Part I Written Examination.

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • formulate a clinical question answerable by research evidence
  • identify the best study design for each type of question
  • critically appraise studies of intervention, prognosis, harm, diagnosis and screening
  • understand the concepts of bias, confounding and effect modification; identify these problems in research articles
  • understand and apply commonly used measures of effect including relative risk, absolute risk, number needed to treat/harm, odds ratio, hazard ratio, and diagnostic measures including sensitivity, specificity, likelihood ratios and area under the ROC curve
  • interpret survival curves and forest plots
  • interpret p-values and confidence intervals.
Key information
Course fees

$250 incl. GST

Cancellation policy:
All cancellations must be in writing and addressed to Program Administrator (

Course structure 1 day intensive course (lectures and interactive multiple choice question sessions)
All written material will be provided covering all of the topics.
Dates TBC



  • Room 301a, Level 3, Edward Ford Building (A27) Fisher Road, The University of Sydney