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Seeing is not always believing: An introduction to Critical Thinking

Prof. Michael Glick

Critical thinking is a subject matter that has been discussed by philosophers and scientists for thousands of years.

Many definitions have been proposed to describe this concept, which ultimately is a process of recognizing how and why we believe what we see, hear, and read. Included in a critical thinking process is being cognizant of different sides of an argument, and being able to apply an analytical, logical, and systematic approach to new and old ideas, all while being both inquisitive and curious.

In today’s world, where we are inundated with health information from sources ranging from social media to reputable biomedical journals, being able to parse the truth from the hype is more important than ever. In this course, participants will be presented with different ways of approaching ideas and claims, be introduced to common statistical concepts and an appreciation of scientific literacy, as well as be shown how to recognize biases and misinformation in the scientific literature. Incorporating principles of critical thinking into clinical care will greatly benefit our patients and ultimately improve health in our own communities and beyond.

 

Participants will learn:
  • to understand how critical thinking can affect and enhance decision making
  • to recognize the presence of one’s own biases and misconceptions
  • to interpret common biostatistical concepts
  • to identify biases and misinformation perpetuated in the news and the scientific literature
  • CategoriesOral Health and Overall Health, Patient Management, Public Health
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Release dateTuesday 3rd August, 2021, 08:00 PM
  • Expiration dateSaturday 3rd August, 2024, 08:00 PM
  • AGD PACE subject code(s)770
“Seeing is not always believing: An introduction to Critical Thinking” is co-sponsored by Tribune Group GmbH. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized ADA CERP and AGD PACE provider. At the end of the webinar, after passing the C.E. Quiz, you will be able to download your ADA CERP and AGD PACE C.E. Certificates.