MEDC5802 Systematic Reviews

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit teaches students how to develop, conduct and present systematic reviews. Clinical practice is conducted within a framework of evidence based medicine and as such systematic reviews form an essential component of clinical medicine. The unit is for students undertaking systematic reviews as their research by thesis component. Topics include the history and role of systematic reviews in clinical medicine; planning the systematic review; the literature search; information retrieval; data extraction; statistical methods in meta-analysis; sources of bias in systematic reviews; interpreting the results; troubleshooting session; and student presentation of systematic review.
Outcomes
Students are able to develop, conduct and write a systematic review.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation (50 per cent) and (2) assignment (50 per cent). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Gerard Chew
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
a recognised bachelor's degree in the area of Medicine and Surgery
or
Dentistry; PUBH8753 Biostatistics I; PUBH5757 Clinical Epidemiology;
and
MEDC5801 Development and Communication of Research
Approved quota: 4
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