Rapid Review Methods

Online Course: Next intake TBC

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Rapid reviews are increasingly undertaken to meet the demands of decision-makers, who need timely evidence to inform their decisions. Under such constraints, the time required to undertake a traditional systematic review may be prohibitive. Limited budgets to fund systematic reviews, may also increase pressure to fund a rapid review.

What does the course deliver?

If the review is to be delivered in a shorter time frame or a smaller budget, it may seem inevitable that it will no longer be able to remain transparent, rigorous, exhaustive and comprehensive. What are the implications of any shortcuts that might be taken? Can we measure the impact of such shortcuts? Which methods might be adopted when undertaking a rapid review? What do commissioners want? What is the balance between working smarter and shortchanging the commissioners? How do you create a team that can work together more efficiently within a shorter timescale? These questions will be explored through a detailed examination of tools that can be used and adapted to meet the particular needs of each rapid review.

Who will benefit from this course?

This short course is primarily for you if you are currently undertaking, or you anticipate embarking upon a rapid review. The aim of the day is to equip you with a greater insight into the range of rapid review methods that can be used for, and adapted to, your particular review. The purpose is to enable you to deliver methodologically rigorous reviews, that continue to meet the needs of decision-makers. The short course may also be of value for you if you commission reviews, or use rapid reviews to inform evidence-based practice. The course will facilitate you to assess the quality of rapid reviews, and help you to appraise rapid review proposals.

Course content

The course will consist of a mixture of presentations, group work, discussions and individual exercises.

Faculty

Dates and times

This will be updated once the next intake has been confirmed.

If you would like to register your interest in this course, please complete the google form below with your details, or alternatively please email your details to scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.  You will then be contacted once the next intake has been confirmed.

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Fees

The fee for this ONLINE delivered course is £149.  

NB:  If you are a member of ScHARR Staff or a ScHARR Student please contact Karen Holden at (scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk) in the first instance, to confirm your eligibility and details of how to book at a reduced rate of £99 for this course.

Booking and Payment

This will be updated once the next intake has been confirmed.

If you would like to register your interest in this course, please complete the google form below with your details, or alternatively please email your details to scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.  You will then be contacted once the next intake has been confirmed.

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Payment can be made via credit/debit card, PayPal or via company invoice (provided a purchase order can be provided)

If your employer is paying your fees, and they would prefer to be invoiced, please ensure you have your purchase order details before making your booking.  Wherever possible please also email a copy of your company purchase order to scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

Immediate payment or purchase order details are required at the time of booking, please ensure you have these details to hand before making your booking.

We would like to reassure you that any bookings made for our ScHARR short courses will be ‘Covid-19 Secure’ meaning that we would ensure that any courses delivered face-to-face would only be done so if Government guidance permitted, and our venue(s) were able to adhere to all Covid-19 safety measures.

In addition, if the course were unable to take place in the format advertised at the time of your booking, we would offer a no-quibble guarantee that we would:

  • automatically transfer your booking to a rescheduled date
  • automatically transfer your booking to the Online version of the course
  • process a full refund, if neither of the above are suitable for you

If you are having difficulties making your Online Store booking, please contact the Online Store directly at onlinestore@sheffield.ac.uk, in the first instance.

If you are still having difficulties, or require any further information, please contact the Short Course Unit at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

Course Delivery and Requirements

This course will be delivered online using the University's 'Blackboard' platform.

Online Delivery

  • Reliable and stable internet connection.
  • A PC (or Laptop if a PC is not available to you).
  • Webcam and microphone (preferably a USB Headset)
  • Mouse 
  • A quiet room where there will be no/minimal disruption.
Contact

For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact ScHARR Short Course Unit via email at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to take telephone enquiries due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation as staff are working remotely at this present time.  Please accept our sincere apologies for inconvenience this may cause.

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, outcomes of reviews, and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Information last updated: 6 December 2021