Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Systematic Reviews (PUHR11059)
|School||Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will introduce students to basic concepts of systematic reviews, and pooling of data through meta-analysis. Areas to be considered will include the rationale for systematic reviews, how they impact on health care decision-making, and the basic steps in undertaking a systematic review. The principles of meta-analysis will be discussed, along with some basic examples.
This course will introduce students to basic concepts of systematic reviews, and pooling of data through meta-analysis. Areas to be considered will include the rationale for systematic reviews, how they impact on health care decision-making, and the basic steps in undertaking a systematic review. The principles of meta-analysis will be discussed, along with some basic examples.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Students taking this course should have taken the course 'Research Skills for Global and Public Health' (GLHE11018) or have equivalent experience.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 5,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1,
Online Activities 35,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5,
Formative Assessment Hours 5,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% coursework. The assessment will consist of a critical appraisal of a published systematic review.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop an understanding of the principles of systematic reviews and meta-analysis, including rationale, literature searching strategies, quality assessment of studies and pooling of data using techniques such as meta-analysis.
- The approach to systematic reviews by organisations including the Cochrane Collaboration will be described, and students will be expected to gain understanding of these approaches
- Develop very basic understanding of the statistical and other concepts underpinning meta-analysis and other methods of pooling data.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Systematic Review, public health, protocol development, literature review, critical appraisal
|Course organiser||Dr Ruth Mcquillan
Tel: (0131 6)50 9238
|Course secretary||Miss Sarah Gordon
Tel: (0131 6)50 2679
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