Critical Thinking for Health-Care Professionals

Critical Thinking for Health-Care Professionals

Duration: 1 Day Workshop

Learning Objectives

  • Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
  • Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
  • Explain and evaluate the structure, content and quality of arguments.
  • Clearly communicate their position about issues and support their positions with solid evidence.
  • Explain how critical thinking can be applied to decision-making in daily life
  • Identify controlled research studies, expert testimony and bias
  • Identify logical fallacies

Course Benefits
Critical Thinking skills will enable Health-Care Professionals to assess the arguments of others by equipping them with the skills to assess the truth claims put forward in support of a conclusion, and to assess the structure and consistency of the argument itself.  The learner will also discover how to effectively construct arguments to advocate for their own positions.  As a result, the learner will hone their ability to critique the claims of others, to understand and articulate their own opinions, and to make the best decision in a given set of circumstances.  Topics covered will include epistemology, logic, recognizing arguments, evaluating arguments, and constructing arguments.
Target Audience: Health Professionals

Contact Information

Cora Lee Morin
Tel: 705-235-3211 ext. 2174
training@northern.on.ca

Karen A. Hamel
Tel: 705-235-7213
hamelk@northern.on.ca