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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.


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


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
In English
In English



Belongs to following study modules

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