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Please check with Department as this course is not offered every year 1 course unit Prerequisite: EPID 510 or equivalent & EPID 526 or equivalent (may be taken concurrently) and permission of instructor Instructor: Craig Umscheid MD, MSCE This course will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of systematic reviews and meta-analysis. It will cover introductory principles; protocol development; search strategies; data abstraction methods; quality assessment; meta-analytic methods; and applications of meta-analysis. The course is composed of a series of weekly small group lectures and exercises, including protocol presentations.
Steps for Performing Systematic Reviews
1. Develop a Research Topic
The PICO (Population, Intervention, Comparator/Comparison, Outcomes) help to clarify the critical elements of a key question
A research question might be refined after performing a preliminary literature search
2. Define Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
Define which subjects or studies will be included into the review