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CEPI5314: Introduction to Systematic Reviews (TAV)

In this unit of study, we aim to introduce you to systematic reviews and meta-analyses of relevance to healthcare with a particular focus on systematic reviews of randomised controlled trials. This is a TAV (Transitional Arrangement Version) of CEPI5315 for the cohort of students who enrolled before 2017 AND have completed CEPI5102 Literature searching. Students can choose to learn in online or normal day (on-campus) mode. All students will work through three online modules, delivered over twelve weeks, addressing the following topics at an introductory level: What and why systematic reviews (and meta-analysis); How a systematic review is conducted and understanding the principles of meta-analysis; and How to appraise, interpret and apply the results of systematic reviews (and meta-analyses). Students will have the opportunity to discuss unit of study learning materials in online tutorials or via weekly (on-campus) tutorials. Readings and other learning materials will be available via eLearning.

Code CEPI5314
Academic unit Public Health
Credit points 4
Prerequisites:
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CEPI5102
Corequisites:
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CEPI5100 or PUBH5010
Prohibitions:
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CEPI5203 or CEPI5315

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand, at an introductory level, the what, why, and how of systematic reviews of randomised controlled trials (RCTs)
  • LO2. understand key elements of other 'types' of reviews
  • LO3. understand, at an introductory level, the what, why, and how of a meta-analysis of RCTs
  • LO4. understand, at an introductory level, how a meta-analysis of RCTs is conducted and reported
  • LO5. appraise the question and validity of a systematic review of RCTs
  • LO6. appraise and apply the results of a systematic review of RCTs.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.