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PU5526: SYSTEMATIC REVIEWING (2020-2021)

Last modified: 12 Aug 2020 09:25


Course Overview

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)

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr A Poobalan
  • Dr Miriam Brazzelli

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University week26
  • 2 Computer Practicals during University week30

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided by one face to face session after the MCQ test to prepare students for the report, and using rubrics on myAberdeen

The learning outcomes for class test are

  1. develop a research question and adequate search strategy;
  2. critically appraise and extract data from primary studies;
  3. identify the main sources of heterogeneity among primary studies;
  4. analyse findings from primary studies and interpret results;
  5. assess the quality of Randomised controlled trials;
  6. understand the levels of evidence, concept of review of systematic reviews, intention to treat approach;
  7. understand other sources of evidence including qualitative data, diagnostic accuracy data and individual patient data.
Learning Outcomes
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Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

The learning outcomes for the individual report are

  1. critically appraise and extract data from primary studies;
  2. identify the main sources of heterogeneity among primary studies;
  3. analyse findings from primary studies and interpret results;
  4. assess the quality of Randomised controlled trials;v
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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