Better Evaluation of Evidence and Statistics (BEES) Course


The Better Evaluation of Evidence and Statistics (BEES) Course for 'Getting to Grips with Evidence Based Dermatology' has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 15 CPD credits.

The aims of the course are to help:

a) improve your skills at critical appraisal when reading dermatological literature, and 

b) improve your ability to design and participate in clinical research projects.


The course will be run over 3 days, however, the dates for 2023 are yet to be finalised.

Course fees:
Early bird - To be advised
Standard - To be advised

Course details


Is this course for you?

The course is taught by Professor Hywel Williams in collaboration with epidemiologists and statisticians from The University of Nottingham.

Dermatological examples are used to illustrate concepts throughout the course.  Although the 2022 course was held on-line, it was still taught in a synchronous manner and was highly interactive with small group learning.  The course had been split across three weeks to avoid on-line learning fatigue and although hard work it was good fun!

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More information

The course uses the principles of epidemiology and statistics such as chance, bias and confounding to provide a framework to achieve these aims. 

The main taught elements of dermato-epidemiology and statistics are part of the UK specialist trainee curriculum (see the BAD website).

The course may also appeal to consultants who wish to improve their skills at critically appraising published clinical trials and also statistics in general.

Overseas dermatology trainees are always welcome, including those from a veterinary background. 



For further details, please contact:

Barbara Maston
Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology
The University of Nottingham
Applied Health Research Building
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD


This course is credentialled by the British Association of Dermatololgists. 





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