This course, organised by the University of Nottingham, is aimed at participants who wish to become proficient in developing and undertaking a Cochrane-style systematic review of interventions. As this is an introductory course, no previous knowledge of systematic reviewing is required.
This is a hands-on course with a high focus on practical and computer-based learning delivered through demonstrations, guided practical exercises and facilitated tutorials using Review Manager (RevMan) and Endnote software. Experienced facilitators are on hand to give you practical advice on undertaking publishable systematic reviews.
No prior knowledge is required, though to maximise your learning, you are asked to have considered the topic (PICO) of your own review prior to the course.
Please note that this course does not cover diagnostic or qualitative methods systematic reviews. Please contact the University of Nottingham if you need more information on whether this is the right course for you.
What will you learn?
- Identify and Clarify your Review Questions
- Understand and Develop Search Strategies
- Manage the Results of Systematic Searches
- Extract Data and Assess the Risk of Bias of Included Studies
- Understand and carry out the Syntheses of Data Extracted, Apply the Methodology
- Conduct Reviews Independently.