Mon 6th – Fri 10th July 2020 (To be confirmed)  

|| Time: 9.00-17.00 (CET) each day                        

|| Tutor: BRIGHT NWARU, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Spaces are limited and strictly on the basis of prior online registration on or before 15th May 2020. You will be notified by email if your registration is successful. Thank you for your interest.
 
If you are INTERESTED, Send an email to: felix.emeka.anyiam@gmail.com and the registration link will be emailed to you, OR  Call/WhatsApp: Felix Emeka Anyiam on +234 0806-499-5462
 
INTRODUCTION:
Decisions in healthcare and policy depend on the highest available evidence. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses rank highest in the evidence hierarchy in informing such important decisions. Over the last decade, their use in different fields of inquiry has rapidly grown in length and breadth. In this course, I will take participants through the rudiments of conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses, covering all stages of the process, including principles of the methodology, question formulation, study identification, data extraction, quality appraisal, meta-analysis, and many more. Several contemporary topics in the field will be reviewed. Tutoring is participatory, with hands-on practical sessions that allow participants to implement the skills learned. The course is suitable for postgraduate students, faculty members, and researchers from any field of research. This online-only course is free to participants from across the African continent and has been motivated by the increasing need to make these methods available to wider population of researchers in the continent. Participants are required to have: (1) personal computers to use during the course, (2) access to the internet, and (3) high commitment to participate in the whole course. A maximum of 40 participants will be randomly selected to the course. After the application period, selection will be made and all applicants will be informed whether or not they are accepted.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
After completing the course, participants will.
1. Understanding the motivation and overarching principles of systematic reviews and meta-analysis in medicine and healthcare
2. Grasp the step-by-step rudiments of undertaking systematic reviews and meta-analysis
3. Plan and carry out their own systematic reviews and meta-analysis
4. Develop hands-on skills in reading and critiquing systematic review papers
Types of instructions:
Lectures, in-class group discussions, computer statistical analysis sessions, oral group presentations, case study analyses
LITERATURE:
1. Systematic Reviews. CRD’s guidance for undertaking reviews in health care. Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, 2008. pages 3-14. Freely available online at. https.//www.york.ac.uk/media/crd/Systematic_Reviews.pdf.
2. Cochrane Handbook of Systematic Reviews. https.//training.cochrane.org/handbook/current