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In this online Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis of Prognosis Research course at Utrecht University for researchers we discuss and practice how to define your review questions, how to search the literature, how to critically assess the methodological quality of primary prognosis studies, and which statistical methods to use for their synthesis. 

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Overview

Key Features

Reviews of prognosis studies are much more challenging because of more variation in questions & designs, specific sources of bias & variation, and more complex statistical meta-analytical models. Several advances regarding the design, critical appraisal and statistical analysis in systematic reviews of prognosis studies, have recently been made. 

The number of primary studies evaluating prognostic factors and models is rising per day. Alike for therapies and diagnostic tests, critically summarizing and analyzing the evidence form prognosis studies in a systematic review and meta analysis is beneficial for health care professionals seeking the best evidence.

The Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis of Prognosis Research course at Utrecht University consists of plenary presentations, small-group discussions, and computer exercises.

Programme Structure

By the end of the course, you'll should be able to:

  • Explain the rationale for performing a systematic review of prognostic studies
  • List the key steps of a systematic review of prognostic studies
  • Formulate a focused review question addressing a prognostic problem
  • Systematically search the literature
  • Critically appraise the evidence from primary prognostic studies
  • Formulate the difficulties of meta-analysis of prognostic research
  • Meta-analyses of performance of prognostic models
  • Meta-analyses of the added value of specific prognostic factors

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 21 days
    • 14 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Enrollment deadline 1 Nov

Language

English

Credits

1 ECTS

1.5 EC

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To enroll in this course, you need:

  • A BSc or MSc degree in biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, medicine or veterinary medicine, or a comparable degree
  • Access to the program R
  • We strongly recommend that you take part in our online course Prognostic Research, prior to enrolling in this course
  • Sufficient proficiency in English reading and writing

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    870 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 870 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.
  • EU/EEA

    870 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 870 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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