This course, organised by the University of Nottingham, is aimed at enabling participants 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.
The course utilises a combination of lectures, small group discussions, workshops, library-based interactive tutorials, with hands on practical work at computer stations using RevMan and Endnote software. Review Manager (RevMan) is the software used for preparing and maintaining Cochrane 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.
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.