Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery

Nottingham Systematic Review Course 2023

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Every year the University of Nottingham hosts the popular Nottingham Systematic Review Course.

The 2023 Nottingham Systematic Review Course will run 27-30 June.

 This course qualifies for 24 Royal College of Physicians CPD Points.


Who should attend

All people wishing to undertake reviews of randomised studies.

What previous delegates said about our course:

"One of the best courses I have ever attended. A vast amount of relevant and comprehensive information conveyed in an efficient and digestible way. Outstanding quality of presenters, organisation excellent and professional. All round top course, thank you."

"I have felt completely safe at all times.  I have been extremely impressed with the COVID arrangements."

"I don't think the course would have been as beneficial had it been delivered online.  The face to face approach allowed one on one support during practical sessions as well as the ability to ask real time questions; both of these aspects would have been hindered by online delivery."

"The bubble system seems to work smoothly: everyone seems to know where they need to be at what time. Signage is clear and there is plenty of space to keep your distance from others."

"It has been a wonderful experience. I go out of this course significantly different than when I arrived and leave with a lot of will to apply many concepts. Thank you to all in the team!"

Course overview

The Nottingham Systematic Review Course is aimed at enabling participants to become proficient in developing and undertaking a Cochrane-style systematic review of interventions. As this is an introductory course, no previous knowledge of systematic reviewing is required.

Study methods

The course utilises a combination of lectures, small group discussions, workshops, library-based interactive tutorials, with hands on practical work at computer stations using RevMan and Endnote software. RevMan (Review Manager) is the software used for preparing and maintaining Cochrane Reviews.

What makes us different?

This is a hands-on course with a high focus on practical and computer-based learning delivered through demonstrations, guided practical exercises and facilitated tutorials. All course materials are provided in the course folder and electronic format. Experienced tutors and facilitators, expert in their respective fields, are on hand to give you practical and individual advice on undertaking publishable systematic reviews. 

No prior knowledge is required, though, to maximise your learning, we ask you to have considered the topic (PICO) of your own review prior to the course, as there is the opportunity to discuss and develop components of your own protocol.

Please note that this course does not cover diagnostic or qualitative methods systematic reviews. Please contact us if you need more information on whether this is the right course for you. 

What will you learn?

Participants will learn to:

  • Identify and clarify their review questions
  • Understand and develop search strategies
  • Manage the results of systematic searches
  • Extract data and assess risk of bias of included studies
  • Understand and carry out syntheses of extracted data
  • Apply the methodology and conduct reviews independently

Course venue

The course venue is planned to be at the luxurious Crowne Plaza Hotel in central Nottingham. Discounted room rates are available on request.

Course fee

Full Ticket price for the four days is priced £985.

A limited number of places are available to University of Nottingham postgraduate students, staff and Academic Clinical Fellows at 20% discount (£785).

(Please note: fees quoted are based on 2022 prices. Fees for 2023 will be confirmed in due course.)

The course fee includes all learning materials, refreshments and a hot lunch every day.

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For course content enquiries, please e-mail jun.xia@nottingham.ac.uk

For course reservations and general enquiries, please e-mail MS-NSRC@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received at least six weeks prior to the course are entitled to a refund minus 15% administration fee of the cost of the booking. We regret but cancellations after this date cannnot be refunded. Refunds cannot be made for failure to attend the event though a substitute delegate will be welcomed in your place at any time.

Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery

The University of Nottingham
C Floor, West Block, QMC
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

telephone: +44 (0) 115 823 1115