This is a course for health professional who want to gain an understanding of the importance of systematic reviews in healthcare as well as the practical skills to conduct them. Students will be provided with training in the fundamental principles of evidence-based health care and research design as well as more specific training in the conduct of basic and more complex systematic reviews.
- Introduce the basic concepts and skills of evidence-based health care, including how to formulate a clinical research question; how to design a systematic review; research protocol; search for evidence; critically appraise evidence for sources of bias; applying evidence to healthcare settings
- Describe in detail different types of research methods and identify the strengths and weaknesses of difference study designs
- Gain a more detailed understanding of the process involved in conducting a systematic review, leading to conducting systematic reviews independently
- Gain familiarity with basic and advanced techniques for the analysis of quantitative systematic review data: meta-analysis, meta-regression, network meta-analysis, diagnostic meta-analysis, individual patient data meta-analysis
- Explore new paradigms in systematic reviews and evidence synthesis
For more information on this course, please visit the Department of Continuing Education website.
Early applications are advised. Applications which have not been fully completed before the application deadline cannot be considered, so please ensure that any applications are received by us in good time so that we may advise of missing or incorrectly completed elements. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a telephone interview and asked to provide evidence of their funding for the programme.
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The programme is delivered in conjunction with the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, the UK’s top-ranked department in this field (Research Excellence Framework 2014) and is supported by the CEBM.