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The aim of this course is to introduce students to systematic review methodology to help them develop an understanding of the essential components of a review and acquire the necessary skills to create publishable manuscripts. Rigorous systematic reviews are the most reliable means of evaluating the effectiveness of clinical and public health interventions. Additionally, the principles and methods employed in these reviews are applicable to other critical areas of healthcare and public health, such as disease prevalence, qualitative evidence, and diagnostic test accuracy. The course intends to provide a comprehensive theoretical understanding of all the fundamental aspects of conducting a high-quality systematic review, primarily focused on intervention effectiveness and exposure to risk factors. Students will learn how to develop concise protocols for systematic reviews and gain insight into meta-analysis techniques through practical experience with a dataset.

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript - Bachelor's. You will be contacted after registration for required evidence of immunization.

Refund Policy: The refund policy for Courses at Tufts offerings is dependent on the offering type: whether the offering is a course, workshop or short course, or in-demand offering. Please refer to the section details to confirm the type of offering as well as any exceptions to the standard refund policy. The refund policies for each offering type are viewable here: https://universitycollege.tufts.edu/policies/refunds#Courses-at-Tufts-(Academic-Year--Summer-Session)

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.

Instructor Approval: Required; Please email the instructor of this course to request permission to enroll. We typically recommend including a transcript and 2-3 sentences as to why you are interested in taking the course. Once you receive permission, please forward your communication documenting permission to courses@tufts.edu.

Affiliated With:

  • School of Medicine - Public Health & Professional Degrees