Course Description

P8112 Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Dates: July 10 - July 14: daily from 11am to 4pm
Credits: 1.5
Call number: 86597

Research synthesis using systematic review and meta-analysis is one of the most valuable of research endeavors, and can be a particularly rewarding experience for junior investigators who want to develop expertise in a specific area of public health or medicine by producing a product with significant scientific impact. This course will combine lecture and workshop elements to introduce students to the principles and practices of systematic review and meta-analysis. It will be targeted to students who have previously been introduced to the concepts of basic biostatistics, epidemiology, and clinical trials. By the end of the course, each student (as part of a group) will have conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of a topic chosen by their group. The emphasis in this course is on the actual conduct of systematic review and meta-analysis, so morning lectures are followed daily by afternoon lab/workshop hours during which instructors support students in mastering each stage of the research process. As a culminating experience, students make oral presentations summarizing the process they followed, unexpected challenges, main findings, and plans for future research using their newly acquired research synthesis skills.

This course requires each student to bring a laptop to class.

Instructor: Jennifer Sumner

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