Topics in Meta-analysis [ESP15]

Course highlights

EC points

0.7

Months

August

Course days

Monday to Friday (5 mornings)

Faculty

Prof. Matthias Egger, Prof. Georgia Salanti

Course fee

€ 620

Location

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL

Level

Intermediate

Prerequisites

Introductory level background in epidemiology and biostatistics.

Disciplines

  • Methodology

Application

How to apply

Detailed information about this course:

Description

Faculty: Prof. Matthias Egger, MD MSc FFPH and Prof. Georgia Salanti


Programme

Introductory lecture: Why do we need systematic reviews and meta-analyses?

Lecture / pen and paper practical: Measures of association

Lecture: Basic statistical methods


Computer practical

Basic meta-analysis in Stata

Lecture / demonstration: Identifying relevant studies

Practical: Identifying relevant studies in PubMed


Lecture Assessing quality and risk of bias

Lecture The scope of meta-analysis: Meta-analysis of observational studies

Case study / group work: How good is this meta-analysis?

Case study / group presentations How good is this meta-analysis?

Lecture Explaining heterogeneity and detecting bias

Lecture / case study Individual participant data (IPD) meta-analysis


Lecture Meta-analysis of dose-response relationships in epidemiology

Computer practical Advanced meta-analysis in Stata I & II

Assessment

Attendance


Reduction on fees

PLEASE NOTE THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO THE RESEARCH MASTERS (120 EC points)

50% reduction on our fees for participating institutes of NIHES

This 50% reduction is offered to participants formally appointed at the departments or sections participating in NIHES.

University Medical Center Rotterdam/Erasmus University Rotterdam:

  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Psychiatry, Section of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology
  • Department of Medical Informatics
  • Department of General Practice
  • Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management
  • Generation R

50% reduction on our fees for NIHES affiliated partners

This 50% reduction is offered to participants formally appointed at the following NIHES affiliated partners:

University Medical Center Rotterdam/Erasmus University Rotterdam, departments of:

  • Dermatology
  • General Paediatrics
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rehabilitation Medicine

UMIT, Department of Public Health, Health Services Research and Health Technology Assessment.

25% reduction on our fees for Erasmus MC employees

For participants formally appointed at all departments of Erasmus MC (except the departments mentioned above).

25% reduction for all (international) PhD students
Please upload proof of enrollment as a PhD student in the application form and state the name of your tutor on the application form (remarks field).

25% reduction on our course fees (maximum 3 EC points per academic year) for all NIHES alumni
Please state that you are a NIHES alumnus/alumna and the academic year you graduated (remarks field). Please note that the reduction on fees for alumni does not apply to the Erasmus Summer Programme.