Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis course

This course is designed for clinicians, researchers, public health specialists and other health care professionals who want to perform and/or evaluate systematic reviews and meta-analyses. The course predominantly focuses on systematic reviews of healthcare interventions, although much of the material translates to systematic reviews in other areas. Sessions examine issues in systematic reviews and meta-analyses of observational studies, network meta-analysis and diagnostic test accuracy.

Course aims and objectives

By the end of the course participants should be able to: 

  • explain the need for systematic reviews and meta-analyses;
  • list the important aspects of a systematic review;
  • perform a comprehensive search for relevant literature;
  • appreciate the role of tools to assess risk of bias, including their application to randomised controlled trials;
  • explain the basic methods of meta-analysis;
  • use Stata software to perform meta-analysis;
  • describe issues in conducting systematic reviews of observational studies;
  • summarise the findings of a systematic review or meta-analysis;
  • evaluate the quality of a systematic review.

Course details

12 - 15 December 2017

12 - 15 June 2018. 

Venue: Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol

Fee: £880.

Please see this website for more details and to book a place.

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