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RCPE Online Course: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Course/Event Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Course/Event Duration: 1 Day

Course/Event Description

This one day online course provides an introduction to the process of systematic review and meta-analysis. You will receive an overview of concepts and methodology, and guidance to support further learning. It is aimed at those early in their career with little or no research experience and there is no need to have previously performed a review. The course will be useful if you are planning or performing a systematic review, or to enable you to interpret published reviews.

Primarily early years’ medical trainees  (IMT2, IMT3 and ST4) but suitable for anyone who wants to gain a basic understanding of this area.

What does the course cover?

  • Introduction to systematic reviews
  • Developing a research question
  • Planning a literature search
  • What to do after the search, including assessing risk of bias and presenting findings
  • Introduction to meta-analysis
  • Clinical applications (GRADE)

Places are restricted to 24, so please book early to avoid disappointment.


Event Delivery:

Please note that this event will be run online using Zoom, please ensure that you are able to access Zoom and have a stable internet connection in the location you intend to participate from before booking for this event. Due to the nature of the course and the interactive elements, this course will not be recorded or made available on-demand. 



Dr Amanda Barugh, Dr Terry Quinn and Dr Akila Visvanathan
Course Organisers

Course/Event Venue: Online

This course is targeted at the following specialty Groupings:

  • Medicine

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