Introductory course on systematic reviews and meta-analyses
The introductory course on systematic reviews and meta-analyses is an online course offered twice a year through the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and the Knowledge Translation Program of St. Michael's Hospital.
- Different types of evidence that can be synthesized
- How to formulate a review question
- How to develop a review protocol
- How to abstract data
- How to perform a meta-analysis
The course will cover 18 modules in total. Each module consists of a video presentation, 3-5 mandatory readings, optional readings, and a mandatory quiz. In addition, there are two assignments related to developing a systematic review question and protocol. The students will have three months to complete the course and the course instructors will provide high-level methodological support for the review, including a consultation with an experienced librarian and a consultation with an experienced biostatistician (if meta-analysis is being considered).
Each module takes 3.5-5 hours to complete. The assignments take approximately 10 and 20 hours, respectively, depending on whether you are using an existing project or starting a new one.
Please contact us for information on how to register.
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