The objective of the course is to enable students:
to understand meta-analyses published in the current literature
to perform simple meta-analyses using the software Stata
Systematic review and meta-analysis. Meta-analysis at the apex of the pyramid of evidence.
Assessment of the quality of observational studies by the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale (NOS score) and randomized controlled trials by the Jadad score.
Evaluation of heterogeneity between studies by the heterogeneity test and the I-squared statistic. Fixed and random effect meta-analysis.
Forest plot to summarize meta-analysis results.
Funnel plot to highlight small series effect or publication bias.
Meta-analysis of ROC curves to evaluate diagnostic tools.
|Borenstein M, Hedges LV, Higgins JPT, Rothstein HR.||Introduction to Meta-analysis.||Wiley||2009|
Till the end of August, the exam will be in telematic mode by the platform Zoom.
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