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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences : Public Health Research

Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Systematic Reviews (PUHR11038)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  70
Course Start Block 3 (Sem 2)
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 12, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 86 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Critical appraisal of a published systematic review.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
┐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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.chs.med.ed.ac.uk/education/mph/
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Some classes may take place in the a computer lab or on a tutorial basis.
KeywordsSystematic Review,public health,protocol development,literature review,critical appraisal,evide
Contacts
Course organiserDr Margaret MacDougall
Tel: (0131 6)50 3211
Email: Margaret.MacDougall@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Stuart Mallen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3227
Email: Stuart.Mallen@ed.ac.uk
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