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Conducting a Systematic Review: a practical guide - reduced fee

The aim of the course is to equip participants with an understanding of the systematic review process and an introduction to the skills necessary to conduct a review.

The course is practical and highly interactive with a range of discussion, group and hands-on sessions. It is envisaged that participants will come to the course with a research topic and leave with a draft protocol for their systematic review.

Who it’s for

This course is tailored to:

  • postgraduate healthcare researchers
  • healthcare professionals
  • policy makers
  • information specialists and librarians

What you’ll learn

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • develop a focused question
  • identify the evidence to answer that question
  • assess the quality/validity of the identified evidence
  • decide what form of evidence synthesis is most appropriate
  • present and tabulate results
  • present the result to meet the needs of clinicians and other researchers
  • develop a strategy to publicise the results

Topics covered

  • steps to developing a focused research question
  • identifying the literature
  • selecting, appraising and extracting studies
  • meta-analysis or narrative synthesis
  • report writing and dissemination


  • interactive skills development
  • come with a topic
  • leave with an outline protocol
  • tutors with extensive systemic review experience


Cochrane Building
Heath Park
CF14 4YU