...combines the expertise of three research groups at the University of Sheffield: Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Group (RAT Group), the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) and the Telehealth and Care Technologies theme of CLAHRC YH (http://clahrc-yh.nihr.ac.uk/)
Friday, 27 February 2015
Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis Short Course
The aim of this three day course is to provide participants with an introduction to methods for conducting systematic reviews in health care. Sessions will be delivered by ScHARR staff experienced in systematic review methods and health technology assessment. The course will be interactive and practical, with delivery of sessions based on lectures and individual and small group practical exercises.
Who will benefit from this course?
The course is suitable for researchers who require an introduction to methods for conducting systematic reviews in health care, and professionals who need to develop the ability to interpret and asses the quality of systematic reviews. The course is also suitable for:
Clinicians wanting to undertake their own systematic review
PhD Students with a significant review component to their thesis
Members of academic systematic review teams
Pharmaceutical companies and consultancies requiring an understanding of review methods
No previous knowledge of systematic reviews or meta-analysis is assumed.
By the end of this course participants should be able to:
Identify the key stages of the systematic review process
Define a review question and understand how to develop a review protocol
Describe methods for identifying sources of evidence for systematic reviews
Develop a search strategy to identify relevant studies for a specific review question and understand how to conduct a literature search
Apply inclusion criteria to identify relevant studies
Undertake critical appraisal of evidence using standardised quality checklists
Develop a data extraction form and extract relevant outcomes from reported studies
Select appropriate methods of evidence synthesis and be able to describe and summarise key results
Be familiar with statistical methods for analysis of quantitative data
Explore the use of meta-analysis in data synthesis using computer software
Understand potential sources of heterogeneity between included studies
Be familiar with good practice in reporting of systematic reviews
Critically appraise a systematic review
For further information or to enrol please visit the website here.