Seminar Series



Understanding Health Research: A tool for making sense of health studies


Introduction to using the Understanding Health Research website as a teaching tool


This 30 minute seminar will feature an introduction to the Understanding Health Research Tool from researchers involved in its development.

Understanding Health Research (UHR) is a free online critial appraisal tool developed by researchers at the University of Glasgow to help introduce a range of people to the basic steps involved in interpreting and appraising health research papers. The resource can be used as a teaching tool to introduce students to concepts such as correlation vs. causation, scientific uncertainty, and common sources of bias, and walk them through the process of making sense of a health research paper of their own choice.

Amy Nimegeer and Chris Patterson from the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, will introduce the tool, showing how it can be used to support students venturing into critical appraisal for the first time.

This seminar is aimed at Lecturers and TAs in all human health related subjects (undergraduate and postgraduate level) including, but not limited to, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Social Work, and Public Health.


Time and Venue: 1100-1200, Tuesday, 19th September

Seminar Room 101, Insitute of Health and Social Policy, 1130 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC, H3A 1A3


Booking is not required for this seminar.

For information about the venue please contact admincoord.ihsp [at]

For more information about the seminar or the Understanding Health Research tool, please contact Amy Nimegeer amy.nimegeer [at] or Chris Patterson chris.patterson [at]