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Topics in Meta-analysis [ESP15]

Course highlights

EC points

0.7

Start date

6 August 2018

End date

10 August 2018

Course days

Monday to Friday (5 mornings)

Course time

From 8:45 till 11:45

Faculty

Prof. Matthias Egger and Prof. Marcel Zwahlen

Course fee

€ 590

Location

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL

Level

Intermediate

Prerequisites

Introductory level background in epidemiology and biostatistics.

Disciplines

  • Methodology

Course Materials

Online, download instructions will be sent in August by e-mail.


Required book:

Systematic reviews in Health Care: Meta-analysis in context.

M.Egger, G. Davey Smith, D.G. Altman (Eds).

BMJ Publishing Group 2001. ISBN 978-0-7279-1488-0


A laptop and a calculator with LOG function are required.

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Description

Faculty: Prof. Matthias Egger, MD MSc FFPH and Marcel Zwahlen, PhD


Programme

Introductory lecture: Why do we need systematic reviews and meta-analyses?

Lecture / pen and paper practical: Measures of association

Lecture: Basic statistical methods


Computer practical

Basic meta-analysis in Stata

Lecture / demonstration: Identifying relevant studies

Practical: Identifying relevant studies in PubMed


Lecture Assessing quality and risk of bias

Lecture The scope of meta-analysis: Meta-analysis of observational studies

Case study / group work: How good is this meta-analysis?

Case study / group presentations How good is this meta-analysis?

Lecture Explaining heterogeneity and detecting bias

Lecture / case study Individual participant data (IPD) meta-analysis


Lecture Meta-analysis of dose-response relationships in epidemiology

Computer practical Advanced meta-analysis in Stata I & II

Assessment

Attendance