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This course will equip students with the relevant skills to interpret and conduct systematic reviews on the effectiveness of healthcare interventions. Using lectures and practical sessions, students will understand the principles of systematic reviewing and the differences between narrative and systematic reviews. They will learn to formulate a clear research question and undertake each stage of systematic reviewing of randomised controlled trials. They will also learn about the importance of the levels of evidence and systematic reviews of other different study designs. This course will also introduce the students to advances in systematic reviews such as network meta-analysis and use of Individual Patient Data (IPD)
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course will be delivered through lectures/seminars and practical workshops. It will cover topics on defining a research question, developing criteria for including studies, literature searching, data extraction and risk of bias assessment, data analysis (including meta-analysis), interpreting and reporting results.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Online MCQ test 40%
Resit for students taking the course in AY20/21
Oral exam (20 mins)
There are no assessments for this course.
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