The increasing amount of research information produced each year makes it impossible for users of health research to evaluate and keep up-to-date with the new evidence. Consequently systematic reviews have a vital role in providing reliable syntheses of research for evidence-based decision-making.
Participants in the Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses of Health Research course from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine will be given grounding in all aspects involved in conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis, and will have the opportunity to gain practical experience of the tasks involved. By the end of the course participants will be equipped with the necessary skills to conduct their own high quality systematic reviews .
At the end of the course the students should be able to:
- Describe the principles of systematic reviews
- Interpret the results of systematic reviews
- Critically appraise existing systematic reviews
- Conduct their own high quality systematic reviews and meta-analysis
- Introduction to and rationale of systematic reviews of health research
- Question formulation and protocol development
- Planning and performing searches
- Critical appraisal
- Introduction to statistical methods
- Introduction to software for meta-analysis
- Publication and reporting bias
- Systematic reviews of observational studies
- Systematic reviews in context
- 4 days
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DisciplinesEducational Research Health Sciences View 33 other Short Courses in Educational Research in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
Researchers including clinicians, nurses, epidemiologists and public health practitioners, who are interested in learning the key concepts involved in the design and production of high quality systematic reviews. Although examples used during the course will be taken from the health literature, the underlying concepts taught are applicable to other disciplines and applications from those interested in systematic reviews of non-health research literature are welcomed. It is assumed that participants will have no prior experience of conducting systematic reviews, however will have a basic understanding of statistics and epidemiological study designs. Participants must also have a good command of English. Places are limited. Participants are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.
International900 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 900 GBP for the full programme during 4 days.
EU/EEA900 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 900 GBP for the full programme during 4 days.
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