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Archived Curricula Guide 2015–2017
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DPHSM302 Systematic reviews and meta-analyses 3 ECTS
Organised by
Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences
Common Core Studies/LTL
Person in charge
Jaakko Nevalainen
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2015–2016 X
2017–2018 X

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to conduct systematic reviews and a meta-analyses.

Contents

This course will provide an overview of systematic reviews and statistical techniques used for meta-analyses, and a step-by-step guide on how to perform systematic reviews and meta-analyses of experimental and observational studies. The course will be delivered through lectures, group discussions and computer practicals using Stata. The following steps will be covered:
- Formulating a research question
- Defining inclusion and exclusion criteria
- Developing a search strategy and locating primary studies
- Selecting studies and assessing their quality
- Performing fixed-effect and random-effects meta-analyses
- Exploring heterogeneity across studies
- Assessing publications bias
- Performing sensitivity analyses

Teaching language

English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
Exercise(s) 
In English
Essay 
In English

Evaluation

Pass/fail.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences
2017–2018
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
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School of Health Sciences