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This 3 day course, led by Professor Andrea Cipriani, will feature an engaging programme of lectures, hands-on tutorials, group discussions and supervised statistical sessions on systematic reviews and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials (RCTs).

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Experts including Anneka Tomlinson, Franco De Crescenzo and Edoardo Ostinelli will be tutors on the 3 day course. 

The online course is specifically designed for psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health professionals, mental health pharmacists and neuroscientists with an interest in evidence synthesis and evidence-based practice, although it is open to anyone.

Professor Andrea Cipriani, course director, said: 

'I'm delighted to be running the third virtual edition of the Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis course. Our collaborative training sessions give students access to the best expertise in a real-time environment, thanks to the online format. We look forward to welcoming people in January 2022.'

The following topics will be covered:

  • Protocol
  • Search strategy
  • Basic concepts on statistical analysis of RCTs
  • Study selection
  • Risk of bias
  • Reporting of results (PRISMA guidelines)
  • Performing a meta-analysis (theory and practice with Review Manager, R and STATA)
  • Paper submission
  • Practical project presentation


Past students have said about the course:


'An insightful and challenging opportunity'
'Well-run with great efforts to keep it interactive, motivating and encouraging.'





Course Fees

3 days standard £600

3 days discounted £550

(discount applies to PhD students, NHS Trust and University of Oxford employees)

To register online

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