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Introductory course on systematic reviews and meta-analyses

The introductory course on systematic reviews and meta-analyses is an online course offered twice a year through the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and the Knowledge Translation Program of St. Michael's Hospital.

This course is co-taught by Dr. Sharon Straus (MD), and Dr. Andrea Tricco (PhD). The overall course objective is to teach about systematic reviews in general, as well as how to go about doing a systematic review.It is recommended that students conduct a systematic review while taking this course, as the information provided will help guide the systematic review process.

Topics include:

  • Different types of evidence that can be synthesized
  • How to formulate a review question
  • How to develop a review protocol
  • How to abstract data
  • How to perform a meta-analysis