Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are increasingly used for evidence-based clinical and public health practice. Health-care professionals need to understand and critique this research design. This course will present an overview of the methodology specifically related to the conduct and interpretation of systematic reviews.
It will cover the strengths, potential bias and limitations of systematic review methods, and provide step-by-step guidance on how to actually perform and report a systematic review.
Specific details regarding appropriate methods to ensure that results of the systematic review are appropriate for future meta-analysis will also be addressed.