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Critical Appraisal for MRCPsych Paper B

Superego Cafe has an international reputation for outstanding and award-winning training in critical appraisal skills. In September 2016 we are again running our popular MCQ-based revision course for MRCPsych Paper B. Learn everything you need for the critical appraisal questions in Paper B in one intensive weekend shortly before the exam date. Critical appraisal questions make up one third of the final mark - and we intend to ensure you will get all these marks without any more revision.

Course details

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Venue: Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC

Timing: 9.00am - 6.00pm

Course fee: £TBA

Course fee includes

  • Comprehensive handouts (2 volumes, 2nd edition, 2016)
  • The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal (4th edition, February 2015)
  • Calculator and pen
  • CPD certificate (12 hours)
  • Regular refreshments and lunch
  • Hotel car parking


  • The course fee includes instant access to a critical appraisal online course which comprises of 27 multimedia modules on critical appraisal from first principles
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Course format

Before the course we will give you access to the Critical Appraisal Online Course and send you a copy of The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal (4th edition, 2015). At the course you will answer hundreds of MCQs and EMIs and cover the entire critical review curriculum. This is an interactive and comprehensive course like no other.

Due to the workshop nature of this event, delegate numbers are limited.

Day 1

0830 Registration
0900 Introduction
0915 Session 1
1030 Refreshment break
1100 Session 2
1230 Lunch
1330 Session 3
1600 Refreshment break
1615 Session 4
1800 End

Day 2

0900 Session 5
1030 Refreshment break
1100 Session 6
1230 Lunch
1330 Session 7
1500 Refreshment break
1515 Session 8
1730 End

Agenda may change without notice.

Travel information

Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC
Pendigo Way
Birmingham B40 1PS

Hotel front desk:44-871-9429160
Hotel fax:44-121-7814321

Local time zone: GMT+0

From the M42 take the exit off at junction 6. From the roundabout follow the directions for the NEC. Take the second exit on the left, South Way. Follow the route for approximately 50 metres. The entrance of the hotel is located on your right-hand side. Day car parking is complimentary for course delegates using the hotel car park.

Birmingham International train station is 1 mile from the venue. A complimentary shuttle service is available from the station between 0600GMT and 2200GMT, subject to availability. Contact the hotel for details.

The venue is 1.5 miles from Birmingham International Airport (BHX). A complimentary shuttle service is available. Contact the hotel for details.

The meeting facilities are situated on ground floor, fully accessible. Lift to lower ground floor, in order to access Oasis Suite and Pendigo Restaurant

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Terms and conditions

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Cancellation policy

The situation may arise where you cannot attend a course you have paid for. Please notify us as soon as possible by email or post. The refund amount will be based on the first condition that applies to you from the list below. In all cases, if we have posted The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal book to you, you must return the book to us in 'as new' condition. Alternatively you may choose to keep the book for a £30 charge.

1. For EU customers only: Under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000, you have the right to cancel the contract for the purchase of a place on a course within a period of 7 working days from the application date (a 'cooling off' period) and receive a full refund. However, we regret that we cannot accept a cancellation of contract if you have accessed any online materials or you cancel a place less than 28 days before the course as conference costs will have been incurred on your behalf.

2. If you cancel a course reservation you made up to 28 days ago, we will refund your course fee minus a £50 cancellation charge providing you notified us at least 28 days before the course date.

3. If you cancel a course reservation you made more than 28 days ago, we will refund your course fee minus a £100 cancellation charge providing you notified us at least 28 days before the course date.

4. If you cancel a place less than 28 days before the course date, no refund will be given.

5. If you miss the course or only attend a part of it, no refund will be given.

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You may use the course materials provided at the classroom course event for your own personal non-commercial use. You are not permitted to distribute these documents to anyone else in any way.

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