- Department: Health Sciences
- Module co-ordinator: Dr. Elena Ratschen
- Credit value: 20 credits
- Credit level: M
- Academic year of delivery: 2024-25
- See module specification for other years: 2023-24
Evidence Synthesis is often considered the most reliable form of health research. Led by an experienced and interdisciplinary team, this module offers students an introduction to best-practice evidence synthesis methods, including protocol writing, literature searching, synthesis of qualitative and quantitative evidence, meta-analysis, and knowledge translation. Teaching is delivered in a combination of lectures and seminars and draws on methods established by leading organisations in the field, such as Cochrane. Upon completion of this module, students will have a solid understanding of evidence synthesis methods which they may wish to apply as part of their dissertation project.
|Semester 2 2024-25
To equip students with the knowledge and skills to undertake evidence synthesis.
To provide students with an understanding of the principles of effective knowledge translation.
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Written feedback for the summative assessment is provided on the standard proforma, within the timescale specified in the programme handbook.
Introductory module about conducting systematic reviews from Cochrane Interactive Learning:
Learning on the module can be supported through reading some key texts and resources:
Gough D, Oliver, S. Thomas J (eds) An Introduction to Systematic Reviews. SAGE Publications, 2017
JBI Manual for Evidence Synthesis: https://wiki.jbi.global/display/MANUAL
Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions: https://training.cochrane.org/handbook