This three-day course is organised jointly by faculty from the University of Birmingham and the University of Amsterdam. The course is designed for individuals undertaking health technology assessment, health service researchers and healthcare professionals interested in understanding key issues in the design and conduct of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) studies. The course will be delivered through a mixture of interactive presentations, discussions and hands-on computer exercises.
At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
- Appreciate the diversity of test usage and study designs
- Understand potential risk of bias and concerns regarding applicability
- Understand the concept underlying approaches to meta-analysis Explore heterogeneity
- Create different types of analysis (in RevMan and Stata)
- Summarise results and draw appropriate conclusions
View the draft programme.