HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

New 3 Day Course - Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Marrissa Martyn-St James and Andrew Booth from HEDS are running a 3 day course on Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Tues 17th - Thurs 19th April 2018
  • 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
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Halifax Hall
Overview: 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.
By the end of this course participants should be able to:
Booking will close on 2nd April 2018
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