Introduction to Systematic Reviews of Health Interventions - PDM1061

This short course gives a detailed introduction to the methods involved in conducting a systematic review of an intervention, and enables participants to plan and commence a review of their own.

The course takes a step-by-step approach to the tasks and methods involved in conducting a systematic review to answer a question about the effects of a health-related intervention, from a simple drug treatment to a complex public health or health systems intervention.

Fees

$880

Alumni discounted fees

$792

The course will take a step-by-step approach to the tasks and methods involved in conducting a systematic review to answer a question about the effects of a health-related intervention, from a simple drug treatment to a complex public health or health systems intervention. A mixture of presentations and hands-on activities will be used to introduce participants to major aspects of the review process.

Day 1 will cover: Choosing the right review type, Defining review questions, Searching and selecting studies, Assessing the risk of bias

Day 2 will cover: Collecting and analysing data, Synthesis using meta-analysis, Assessing heterogeneity, Interpreting results and drawing conclusions

This workshop is presented by the Australasian Cochrane Centre, and is based on training provided for authors of Cochrane systematic reviews. Please note that the workshop will not cover methods for systematic reviews of non-intervention questions such as prevalence, aetiology, risk factors, diagnostic test accuracy or prognosis.