Workshop 5- Evidence-Based Professional and Scientific and Medical Research Workshop 09:00-14:00

Ibrahim A. Alsarra

Assistant Secretary of Arab Pharmacists Union for Research
Affairs Professor of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical
Biotechnology Dept. of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, King
Saud University Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Many pharmacists, academicians, and health professionals or practitioners are required to write a critical

review of current academic literature in their area of interest – researchers, postgraduates and undergraduates.

Developing a great critical review is vital, but not always taught.

In this course, you will be guided through this complex process step-by-step, seeing examples, finding information

and developing useful questions that will help you plan, draft and refine a critical discussion of what is and is not yet

known about your topic. This course provides you with an opportunity to conduct an extended, critical review of the

literature relevant to the topic selected for your thesis and/or research project.

This workshop takes an in-depth approach to narrating the relationships, connections, and trends you see in the literature

of your field. Learn how to create questions that help you focus your reading and writing. Understand the difference between

evaluation and opinion. Get specific tools for organizing your literature review.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Improve your ability in a fundamental part of research: a literature review.
  2. Developing a useful list of search terms and understanding where to use them to find the most relevant literature available.
  3. Understand the purpose and function of the literature review in academic and medial projects.

Expected Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Synthesize and critically evaluate peer-reviewed literature relevant to your thesis topic.
  2. Integrate relevant theory and evidence in a logical way and draw appropriate conclusions.
  3. Critically evaluate the research methodologies used in the literature you cite.
  4. Demonstrate logical structure and organization of your ideas through the use of appropriate headings, summary statements,

and smooth links between sections.



Who is the target audience?

Pharmacists, academicians, and health professionals or practitioners in all medical fields.