EPI 214 Spring 2017 (1 unit)
Instruction in the methods of systematic review: development of a research question and a protocol, identification of primary research studies, abstraction of data, determination of summary estimates, evaluation of heterogeneity, evaluation of publication bias, meta-regression, and subgroup and sensitivity analysis.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
Designing Clinical Research (EPI 202). Exceptions to this prerequisite may be made with the consent of the Course Director, space permitting.
Course content will be delivered through weekly interactive lectures. These will take place on Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:30 PM, April 6, April 20 and May 4.
All course materials will be posted on the course's online syllabus.
Stata Statistical Software (Stata Corporation, College Station, TX) will be used; version 13 or higher is acceptable. A six-month student license for Stata/IC is the least expensive option that will be suitable to complete all course assignments, but Stata/SE is recommended for robust future use. The TICR Program has arranged for a discount for UCSF-affiliated personnel.
Books may be purchased either through the publisher or a variety of commercial venues (e.g., Amazon.com).
Grades will be based on total points achieved on homework (60%) and the final exam (40%). Late assignments are not accepted.
This course is open to a limited number of individuals outside of the ATCR and Master's programs. Preference is given to UCSF-affiliated personnel. We regret that auditing is not permitted. To apply for this course, please fill out and submit the application below. Cost and submission information are in the application.
To apply for this course, please fill out and submit the application below. Please see our fees page for cost information. The deadline for application is March 17, 2017. Only one application needs to be completed for all courses desired during the quarter.
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