The NCCEH eJournal Club was created to encourage critical appraisal skills of environmental health literature. Led by members of our staff, each online session is framed around a scientific article on an environmental health topic of interest to public health professionals.
Critical appraisal involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of a research article in order to determine the quality of study design and validity of research findings. A question to consider is, "do I have confidence in the study findings to apply the evidence to practice and decision-making?"
Recent publications are chosen to keep participants up-to-date on new research findings and to improve understanding of emerging topics. Participants are encouraged to discuss their background knowledge and work experiences relating to the topic. We aim to promote the application of quality scientific research to public health practice and policy decisions, consistent with evidence-informed public health.
Sessions are held in English, and registered attendees are eligible to claim Continuing Education Credits for participating (2 PDHs). Instructions on how to join will be provided at the time of registration.
Evaluating Epidemiological Studies
Additional Resources for Evaluation
- Tools for appraising different types of studies from the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT)
- Tool for evaluating exposure assessments from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Workshop on evidence-informed decision making from an NCCEH/NCCMT collaboration