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School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Interdisciplinary (IDIS)
Introduction to Systematic Reviews
Intro to Systematic Reviews
Spring 2016
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Discussion Group
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Credit/No Credit Mode



Alexandra Gomes, MD
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Throughout Fundamentals of Medicine, students are introduced to Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) resources, study types, and evaluation methodology. This elective is designed to introduce students to the systematic review both in terms of its use in the practice of medicine and as a scholarly endeavor. Students will learn how a systematic review differs from other similar publication types as well as the role of systematic reviews in the healthcare environment. Students will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of systematic reviews and assess the methodology of published reviews. This course will also prepare students to develop a systematic review, including identifying data sources, developing comprehensive search strategies, formulating inclusion/exclusion criteria, as well as managing results and proper record-keeping.
By the end of this course students should know or be able to:
1. Describe the key features of a systematic review
2. Discuss the role of systematic reviews in the practice of medicine
3. Create a plan for performing a systematic review

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