Planning Your Systematic Review

Thursday, 6 December 2018 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Contact information
Contact person: 
Christine Cool
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Cost to attend: 
Free of charge
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Course description

This course aims to provide you with a background on the utility, methodology and interpretation of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of health care interventions. The course will introduce to the logistical, methodological, and statistical techniques of meta-analysis and evidence synthesis. The emphasis will be largely on synthesizing the results of interventional studies, however, there will be discussion on the synthesis of observational studies.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the principles behind a systematic review and other types of literature reviews
  • Determine a feasible and appropriate research question
  • Identify what a systematic review protocol is and what resources can help
  • Create a framework for doing a comprehensive search of the literature
  • Manage the citations that result from the searches

This session has been pre-approved for the Teaching Skills Attainment Award (TSAA).