Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Course



This one-day course provides an introduction to systematic reviews and meta-analyses.


What does this 1-day course provide?

The day will be split in to 5 parts. Topics covered will include:

1) Introduction to systematic reviews

2) Literature searching

3) Doing a systematic review

4) Meta-analysis

5) Practical session

The full course programme with resources can be found here.


Slides from the day can be found here:

Introduction to systematic reviews - Susie Shenkin

Introduction to meta-analysis - Mike Allerhand

Finding the literature - Anne Donnelly

Systematic literature searching - Anne Donnelly

Data extraction, quality assessment and writing up - Rebecca Woodfield

Hints and tips - Ellen Backhouse


Is prior knowledge required?

No, this course does not require any prior knowledge. It will take you through the basics on how to complete a systematic review and meta-analysis.


How much does it cost and how do I register?

For those external to the University of Edinburgh the course fee is £100. The course is free to CCACE members and PPLS staff and students. Other University of Edinburgh staff and students will be charged £30.

The registration form can be found here. Please send this to Denise Munro, CCACE Secretary, at


When and where is the course?

The next scheduled date for this course is 27th November 2017. THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT A REGISTRATION FORM.