Systematic reviews with meta-analysis: statistical methods and interpretation of results

A.Y. 2020/2021
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
May 2021
Lead instructor: Giovanni Casazza
This course will give participants a basic understanding of the key concepts of meta-analysis. Student will be introduced to statistcal methods commonly used in meta-analysis (i.e. fixed and random effects models) to pool risk ratios, odds ratios and risk differences. Particular focus will be given to methods for heterogeneity assessment. Finally, methods for the meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy will also be introduced. RevMan software will be used for practical examples. By the end of this course, participants will be able to read and understand statistical methods and results reported in published meta-analyses.
Maximum number of participants: 25
Assessment methods
Giudizio di approvazione
Assessment result
superato/non superato
How to enrol


The course enrolment deadline is usually the 25th day of the month prior to the start date. More specifically:

  • for courses starting in September 2021, until 30 August 2021.

Deadlines for enrolment in courses of the next academic year (2021/2022) will be announced.

How to enrol

  1. Access enrolment on PhD courses online service using your University login details
  2. Select the desired programme and click on Registration (Iscrizione) and then on Register (Iscriviti)

Ignore the option "Exam session date” that appears during the enrolment procedure.


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