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Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses of Diagnostic Test Accuracy 2017


Event Information

Aston Webb Building
Dates of Event
4th September 2017 – 6th September 2017
Last Booking Date for this Event
30th June 2017

This three-day course is organised jointly by faculty from the University of Birmingham and the University of Amsterdam. The course is designed for individuals undertaking health technology assessment, health service researchers and healthcare professionals interested in understanding key issues in the design and conduct of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) studies. The course will be delivered through a mixture of interactive presentations, discussions and hands-on computer exercises.

Learning objectives
At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Appreciate the diversity of test usage and study designs
  • Understand potential risk of bias and concerns regarding applicability
  • Understand the concept underlying approaches to meta-analysis
  • Explore heterogeneity
  • Create different types of analysis (in RevMan and Stata)
  • Summarise results and draw appropriate conclusions