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Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis

June 11 - 15, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2 credits
Course Number: 340.686.11

Course Instructors:


Covers methods for performing systematic reviews and meta-analyses, including building a team, formulating a research question and hypothesis, developing a search strategy, abstracting and collecting data, assessing the risk of bias of randomized controlled trials (using the latest Risk of Bias tool 2.0), and synthesizing the evidence both qualitatively and quantitatively. Acquaints students with a few practicalities of conducting a systematic review through interactive hands-on exercises, including using Stata software to perform meta-analyses.

Student Evaluation:
Critique of a published systematic review (100%)

Learning Objective:
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

Special Comments: Students are required to bring a laptop to class

Grading Options: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail