Primer in Systematic Reviews & Research Synthesis

Estimated cost: R1001 – R5000
Field Of Study: Medicine
Department Name: Centre for Evidence-based Health Care


Overall aim is for participants to find, appraise, interpret and consider the use of systematic reviews of effects

Specific objectives, at the end of the course participants should be able to:
1. Outline the rationale for research synthesis and phrasing questions
2. Identity the principles of randomised controlled trials and risk of bias
3. Find, read and appraise systematic reviews
4. Interpret findings of reviews of effects, including statistical interpretation of meta-analysis
5. Be able to interpret a GRADE profile and Summary of Findings table
6. Outline key components of a systematic review of effects that need to be considered in applying to health policy and practice

Entry Requirement: Professional 4-year Bachelor’s degree /Bachelor Honours degree or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Competence
Delivery Mode: Online
Duration: 11 weeks
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: ME Floor
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Latest Year Offered: 2021