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MPH2039

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital Second semester 2011 (Day)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Prof M Abramson

Synopsis

Critical appraisal of literature reviews; problem formulation and protocol development; intra-rater agreement for assessment of relevance; validity assessments; data collection forms; variation between study findings, combining the findings of independent studies, inferences based upon overviews; statistics of meta analysis, Cochrane Collaboration.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. critically appraise literature reviews;
  2. perform a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.

Assessment

Group presentation of a systematic review (50%)
Individual critical appraisal of a published literature review (50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Prof Michael Abramson

Contact hours

4 half days

Off-campus attendance requirements

4 half days

Prerequisites

MPH1040 and MPH1041

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.med.monash.edu.au/epidemiology/pgrad