Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analysis
Spring 2019, EPID 594 (2 credits)
- Complete a systematic review
- Perform basic meta-analyses
- GRADE a body of evidence
- Discuss controversies . . . is it true that “Few systematic reviews and meta-analyses are both non-misleading and useful”? (Ioannidis 2016)
The synthesis of evidence through systematic reviews and meta-analyses underpins many decisions in public health, clinical medicine, and social policy. Examples include environmental exposures, screening practices, medical therapies, dietary recommendations, genetic testing, educational and social interventions.
This class is designed to develop the knowlege and skills required to conduct and critique systematic reviews, provide a working familiarity with the principles and practice of meta-analysis, and to discuss some controversial issues — systematic reviews of prostate cancer screening, (meta)analyze this, being Bayes and skeptical.
Class meets Wednesdays from 9:30am to 11:15am in SPH 962.
For further information (including course syllabus) contact:
Richard Nelson (email@example.com) or Mark Grant (firstname.lastname@example.org).