About Systematic review course

In this course health care providers and researchers learn to systemically review evidence for health care practices and beliefs. The classes are beneficial for people commencing postgraduate research degrees, as review outcomes can be integrated into introductory arguments in a research thesis, and for clinicians who want to update their skills in reading and interpreting scientific literature. Participants learn to refine a clinical or research question, comprehensively search for relevant scientific literature and other information, evaluate research validity and quantify intervention effects, and summarise findings. Classes are small and interaction and discussion are encouraged. Primary care clinicians and researchers across health care professions will benefit from and enjoy this unit.

This course aims to:

  • Provide a structure opportunity for health care workers to develop research skills
  • Develop skills in research design and critical analysis of literature.
  • Develop skills relevant to publishing papers in peer reviewed journals.
  • Develop expert knowledge in the science and theories underpinning health care and clinical practices.

Course Dates: Tuesdays

  1. 6th June 1-5pm
  2. 13th June 1-5pm
  3. 20th June 1-5pm
  4. 27th June 1-5pm - see Note below
  5. 8th August 1-5pm
  6. 15th August 1-5pm
  7. 22nd August 8am-5pm a FULL DAY of META-ANALYSIS - Presented by Professor Jenny Keating
  8. 29th August 1-5pm

Note - After week 4, there is a month break to complete searches and data extraction ready for analysis


PACE Health Sciences Library, eZone

Level 6, PACE Precinct

20 Cornwall Street, Woolloongabba  QLD  4102

All notes and afternoon tea will be provided at PACE.

The sessions are also available to connect to via Zoom videoconferencing.

Essential information:

  • You MUST bring a USB or portable hard drive in order to save your searches during your library sessions; it will not be possible to print any documents.
  • You are able to bring your own laptop if it has wireless connection and access to the UQ logon/UQ library. Please let Angie know if you wish to do this.
  • All Queensland Health employees will need internet access with their Queensland Health log on, and also UQ Library access.

Library access:

If you do not have access to the UQ library and associated databases (UQ staff and students will have this access), please notify Angie when registering.

Course Administration:

Angie Strelow

email:  qcprrc@uq.edu.au

phone: +61 7 3069 7370


To register and download further information, please go to the QCPRRC webpage here.