ScHARR Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis ONLINE

2023 intake TBC

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The aim of this popular and intensive course is to provide participants with an introduction to methods for conducting systematic reviews and meta-analysis in health care.

Sessions will be delivered by ScHARR staff experienced in systematic review methods and health technology assessment. The course will be interactive and practical, with delivery of sessions based on lectures and individual and small group practical exercises.

Who will benefit from the course?

The course is suitable for researchers who require an introduction to methods for conducting systematic reviews in health care, and professionals who need to develop the ability to interpret and asses the quality of systematic reviews. The course is also suitable for:

  • Clinicians wanting to undertake their own systematic review
  • PhD students with a significant review component to their thesis
  • Members of academic systematic review teams
  • Pharmaceutical companies and consultancies requiring an understanding of review methods

No previous knowledge of systematic reviews or meta-analysis is assumed.

This course is relevant to anyone involved in systematic reviews. If you are specifically interested in qualitative evidence synthesis only, please see our ESQUIRE course.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course participants should be able to:

  • identify the key stages of the systematic review process
  • define a review question and understand how to develop a review protocol
  • describe methods for identifying sources of evidence for systematic reviews
  • develop a search strategy to identify relevant studies for a specific review question and understand how to conduct a literature search
  • apply inclusion criteria to identify relevant studies
  • undertake critical appraisal of evidence using standardised quality checklists
  • develop a data extraction form and extract relevant outcomes from reported studies
  • select appropriate methods of evidence synthesis and be able to describe and summarise key results
  • be familiar with statistical methods for analysis of quantitative data
  • explore the use of meta-analysis in data synthesis using computer software (RevMan)
  • understand potential sources of heterogeneity between included studies
  • be familiar with good practice in reporting of systematic reviews
  • critically appraise a systematic review.

Faculty

Dates and times

The course will be delivered live online via the University of Sheffield Blackboard platform, over the course of four days across two consecutive weeks.  In addition to the live sessions there will also be a series of short, self-directed practical exercises for delegates to undertake outside of the live sessions. 

This course has recently taken place and the next intake has not yet been confirmed

If you would like to be contacted once the next intake has been confirmed and/or be kept up to date with booking deadlines, please complete the google form below with your details:

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Fees

The fee for this ONLINE delivered course is £599.  


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 £499 for this course.

Booking and payment

This will be updated once the course is live on our online store, and accepting bookings.

If you would like to be contacted once the next intake has been confirmed and/or be kept up to date with booking deadlines, please complete the google form below with your details:

SR&MA - Register Interest Google Form

This popular ScHARR short course is now live on our Online Store and currently accepting bookings. This course generally reaches full capacity, so early booking is advised.

Payment Options

Payment can be made via credit/debit card, PayPal or via company invoice (provided a purchase order can be provided at the time of booking).

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 an electronic 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.

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 assistance please contact the Short Course Unit at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

Course Delivery

The course will be delivered live online via the University of Sheffield Blackboard platform, over the course of four days across two consecutive weeks.  In addition to the live sessions there will also be a series of short, self-directed practical exercises for delegates to undertake outside of the live sessions.

In addition to the live sessions there will also be a series of short, self-directed practical exercises for delegates to undertake outside of the live sessions.

Requirements

Online Delivery

  1. Reliable and stable internet connection.
  2. A PC (or Laptop if a PC is not available to you).
  3. Webcam and microphone (preferably a USB Headset)
  4. A quiet room where there will be no/minimal disruption.
  5. Ability to access Microsoft/Google software and Blackboard (ensure that no firewalls are preventing access).
Contact

For further information please do not hesitate to contact us:

Email at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

Tel:  0114 222 2968

If you would like to be contacted once the next intake has been confirmed and/or be kept up to date with booking deadlines, please complete the google form below with your details:

SR&MA - Register Interest Google Form

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 2022