This course aims to provide students with critical, higher-order skills in order to find, read, appraise and interpret relevant, reliable research summaries. To provide knowledge and critical understanding of how research evidence may be used in policy and practice in middle and low income countries.
Introduction to the module: Evidence and what it means to different stakeholders
Introduction to systematic reviews of effects
Re-cap on what is a SR and feedback on reviews
Risk of bias and statistics
Using GRADE to develop evidence-based recommendations
Systematic reviews of qualitative research
SUPPORT project and tools to assess applicability
Searching and navigating the Cochrane Library (laboratory workshop)
Guideline development and appraisal
Strategies for changing health professionals' practice
Knowledge translation and influencing policy
- Lobbying game: bringing politics and complexity
This course employs a mix of seminars, practical sessions in the computer lab to navigate the Cochrane Library and facilitated group work to clarify understanding of the studies and articles.
Expectations - Students are expected to carry out assigned reading prior to each session and to feed this knowledge into discussion alongside reflection upon their own professional practice. This is an integral part of this course and you will be expected to take on a minimum of 50 hours of self directed learning during the 2 week course.
English language requirements:
Proof of English to IELTS 6.5
- Identify, appraise and interpret systematic reviews relevant to public health
- Discuss critically influences on evidence-informed practice at global, national and local levels, and articulate a variety of strategies to improve decision-making
- Assess the quality of research evidence and apply evidence to policy and practice using appropriate tools
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Last updated November 27, 2015