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How to Read a Scientific Paper

09/10/2017 13:30

An essential professional skill is being able to read the clinical and scientific literature in an efficient and critical way. Through a series of short presentations many examples and interactive practical sessions, this workshop is designed to explain the importance of the scientific literature, discuss the range of different kinds of scientific paper, explore the structure and function of the different portions of a paper and develop an attack strategy for readers. After the workshop each participant will:

  • be able to discern the different kinds of scientific literature
  • understand the structure of a typical scientific paper
  • understand the importance of the abstract
  • know how to read graphs and tables
  • have a working strategy for reading and critically evaluating a paper.


There are no fees for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde/NHS West Node employees

  • Half-day/3 Hours (13:30-16:30)
  • Half-day: £45 University. Half-day: £99 Commercial Organisation

Invoice: We can raise an invoice for payment, but only in receipt of a purchase order number from your finance department. Purchase orders should be marked for the attention of:-

  • Caledonia House
  • Cardonald Business Park
  • Glasgow
  • G51 4ED
  • Please provide details of the training course, date and name of attendee on the purchase order and email copy to

Pay by Cheque: please make out a cheque, payable to NHS GG& C Endowment Fund CG0337 and bring it with you on the day.

Pay by Credit or Debit Card: can be arranged. (Please note your details will be stored in our database but not passed on to any other parties).

If you have any queries in respect of your course fee, please telephone 0141 201 9324. Thank you.