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

A.Y. 2021/2022
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
May 2022
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.
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:

  • 25 November 2021 for courses starting in December 2021
  • 27 December 2021 for courses starting in January 2022
  • 25 January 2022 for courses starting in February 2022.

Deadlines for enrolment in other courses will be announced as soon as possible.

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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