Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Principles & Practicalities of Systematic Reviews


This course is designed for participants who want to perform and/ or critically appraise systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

The course predominantly covers systematic reviews of healthcare interventions, with some material being equally relevant to systematic reviews of other topics. This course will take the participants through the process of doing a systematic review and will focus on the practicalities rather than the theory.  

Upcoming course dates


  • Tuesday, 19 November 2020(9.30am - 5pm) Limerick, South Court Hotel

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  • Thursday, 09 January 2020  (9.30am - 5pm) RCSI, Dublin

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Learning objectives

  • Understand the principals around the creating of a systematic review
  • Have more confidence of appraising existing published reviews 
  • Have an increased knowledge of how to identify and select articles
  • Have more confidence in article appraisal
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of the statistics used in systematic reviews
Who is this course suitable for? SHOs and registrars in all surgical specialities, emergency medicine doctors.
Fee Free for eligible NCHDs on the CPDSS programme or €300 for others.
Faculty Dr Rose Galvin, University of Limerick.
CPD points 6
Location RCSI, 5th floor, No. 26 York Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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Student testimonials

  • "Good presentation of the subject - the lecturer was well knowledgeable regarding the subject"
  • "I learnt a lot. Instructor was very clear in imparting complicated concepts"