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Technical and Research Skills: Techniques

Introduction to Systematic Reviews – Dispelling myths and misconceptions

1/2 day

About this Course
The aim is examine the myths and misconceptions behind systematic reviews and teach participants how to plan, conduct and communicate the results of a systematic review.

Who Should Take This Course?
This course should prove to be of particular interest to researchers who:

  • work on health and social care research
  • are involved in applying for grant applications
  • supervise doctoral candidates

Outline of Content
The course content is as follows:

  • Background to systematic reviews
  • Examine myths and misconceptions
  • Advantages and disadvantages of conducting systematic reviews
  • The steps of conducting a systematic review

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this course, it is expected that learners will be able to:

  • understand what is meant by a systematic review and its significance
  • understand the stages of a systematic review
  • comprehend the importance of a protocol a systematic review in understanding how to develop a research question; search strategy; inclusion and exclusion criteria; critical appraisal, data extraction; and dissemination.

Entry Requirements
Places on this workshop are open to staff members on a Research only contract, other staff groups are welcome to apply for a place and will be entered onto a reserve list, in the event of a place becoming vacant a week prior to the session commencing staff members will be offered a place. For further guidance please email

25 January 2016

11th Floor, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0DE
09:30 - 12:30

To book a place on this date please submit your booking request via Core Portal*
*Please note you will need to inform your line manager/principal investigator of your training request so that they can authorise it in the Core Portal. No automated email will be sent notifying them of pending training requests.

Provider: HUMRS
Target Group: RS