Cognitive: Define the basic search strategy elements required for a systematic review on a specific topic; Outline the process of identifying and assessing studies for inclusion in a systematic review; Explain the purpose of initiating a systematic review and define the essential elements of forming a systematic review question; Describe the methods for synthesizing a body of evidence qualitatively and quantitatively (i.e., meta-analysis) and for critically appraising a published systematic review; Delineate recommended ways of reporting systematic reviews.
Attitudinal: Value the importance of designing and conducting of a comprehensive literature search for a systematic review.
Skills: Demonstrate a comprehensive process of identifying studies for inclusion in a systematic review (including choice of tools for assessing the risk of bias of included studies); Identify an appropriate source of up-to-date standards for performing a systematic review; Formulate a research question for a systematic review; Prepare the outline of a protocol for a systematic review on a specific topic; Design a strategy for grading the strength of evidence of a systematic review; Summarize and synthesize extracted data (characteristics of included studies, risk of bias of included studies, and numerical results).
This category contains the curriculum Introduction and ten main modules. Learn about the instructors for this curriculum.
- Introductory Lecture: Prepared and presented by Jodi Segal, MD, MPH
- Learning Modules: Prepared by Eric Bass, MD, MPH, and Tianjing Li, MD, PhD; Presented by Eric Bass, MD, MPH
Interview with Ellen Tambor, MA, Senior Research Manager, Center for Medical Technology Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, on Engaging Stakeholders in the Systematic Review Process
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Posted: February 2016