This blog is part of the ‘Understanding Evidence’ series, a collaborative series between Cochrane UK and Students 4 Best Evidence. Selena Ryan-Vig, Cochrane UK’s Knowledge and Engagement Officer, takes a look at Cochrane evidence on cocoa and blood pressure and highlights some important considerations when reading research.
Introducing a new series of 34 blogs from Students 4 Best Evidence. This series is based on a list of 34 ‘Key Concepts’ developed by an Informed Health Choices project team. These 34 ‘Key Concepts’ are things we need to understand to appraise treatment claims.
Entries for the blog writing competition have now closed! Once all entries have been judged, the winners will be announced, and the winning blog will be posted on the Students 4 Best Evidence website.
Introducing Cochrane UK’s special blog series #theproblemwithsex, which aims to lift the lid on sex and chronic health conditions, on the lack of good evidence for treatments, challenges around talking about sex, and on what can be done to change things for the better.
Our library of evidence-based nursing resources features links to a range of resources that can help student nurses get to grips with various aspects of evidence-based practice. This page is continually updated, so do let us know if you know of resources that are missing.
If you’d like to blog for Students 4 Best Evidence, but are feeling unsure where to start, have a look at this list of suggested blog topics.
Drum roll please… the results of our student competition to win free registration for the Cochrane UK & Ireland symposium 2017 are announced here.
Here are 34 key concepts that are crucial to understand to be able to critically appraise the claims that people make about treatments. And here are lots of resources that explain each key concept. Students, we need your help reviewing them!
We’re holding a competition for a student based in the UK or Ireland to attend the 2017 annual Cochrane UK & Ireland symposium for free. Competition deadline: 31st January 2017. The symposium is in Oxford on the 14th & 15th March 2017.
We are adding lots more resources and tools to help you get to grips with various aspects of evidence and evidence-based healthcare. We want to hear from students: what do you make of these resources? Are they easy to understand? Do they increase your understanding?
Our library features links to a range of resources that can help you get to grips with various aspects of evidence-based healthcare. From statistics tutorials to guidance on how to critically appraise a paper. This page is continually updated, so do let us know if you know of resources that are missing.
In the third blog of our new series, Understanding Evidence, Selena Ryan-Vig introduces Students 4 Best Evidence, a blogging network by and for students interested in evidence-based healthcare. Join in the conversation on Twitter with @Students4BE @CochraneUK#understandingevidence
We all need to be able to make sense of evidence, whether we’re making decisions about treatments, or weighing up the latest health story to hit the headlines. We’re partnering with Cochrane UK to put the spotlight on common errors and misunderstandings with a new campaign, Understanding Evidence.
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