This intensive 1-day workshop will introduce the key principles of systematic review and meta-analysis of published research. Delivered through presentations and exercises, the workshop will give participants the basic skills to design and perform a systematic review of randomised controlled trials.
What you will learn
This 1-day workshop will cover the following areas:
- what is a systematic review and what is a meta-analysis
- systematic review question formulation
- drafting a systematic review protocol
- searching the literature
- sifting and data extraction
- meta-analysis of intervention studies (including practical exercise)
- assessing the quality of the evidence (including risk of bias and heterogeneity)
- reporting and presenting a systematic review
- systematic reviews and change in clinical practice – including an overview of the NICE process.
Dates and booking details
- 23 March 2017
- 13 July 2017
- 9 November 2017
Courses run from 9.30 to 16.30
- Cost - £300 (inc VAT).* Discount available if booked with the 'Introduction to critical appraisal' workshop. Prices include printed course materials, refreshments and lunch.
- This course is approved for 6 CPD credits
- Location: Central London (also available as an in-house course – please contact us for further details).
To reserve a place on an advertised course, email a completed booking form to NGCfirstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to discuss the courses please call +44 (0)20 3075 1417.
This workshop is suitable for those who are new to systematic reviewing, or require a refresher session. Some knowledge of basic research methods is required.
By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:
- explain what a systematic review is and when it should be undertaken
- develop a focused systematic review question and draft a review protocol
- demonstrate basic skills in searching for and identifying evidence to answer a specific question
- know the principles of sifting and data extraction for a systematic review
- perform a meta-analysis of data from intervention studies
- assess the quality/validity of the evidence
- present the results to meet the needs of clinicians, other healthcare professionals and researchers
- understand how systematic reviews may be used to inform changes in clinical practice.
All the tutors were excellent and so was the practical session
Who should apply?
All healthcare professionals (multi-disciplinary) and all specialities including:
- all levels and grades of doctor
- medical students
- nurses and midwives
- allied health professionals
- people involved in quality improvement (for example trust clinical audit teams)
- people involved in making healthcare decisions (for example Clinical Commissioning Groups / Commissioning Support Units).