The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Friday, December 29, 2017

Primary contact information...
Texas A&M University
4462 TAMU
College Station TX , 77843
United States
Margaret Foster is the primary contact.
Phone: 8177352169
Region: South Central

Description: Pieces is a monthly web conference presented by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region on topics related to systematic reviews on the first Thursday of every month from 10am-11am CT. The webinar highlights the following topics: • Determining the feasibility of a research question for systematic reviews • Developing searches beyond standard databases • Describing the process of what happens after the search • Identifying tools for conducting systematic reviews • Describing ways of supporting other types of reviews • Identifying new trends and developments in systematic review methods There are plans for at least 6 webinars, each with their own objectives and evaluations. Attendance of each webinar is worth 1 CE credit.

Experience Level: Beginning Plus
CE Contact Hours: 1
Professional Competencies: Health Sciences Information Services
Subject: Evidence Based Health Care
Course Type: RML Offerings

Educational Objective: There are six webinars in total covering the following topic: Describe how to determine the feasibility of a research question for systematic review method Develop a search plan for systematic reviews beyond the typical database searches Describe the process and resources for what happens after the search Describe potential tools for systematic reviews, and their advantages and challenges Describe other types of reviews and ways to support them Describe new trends and ways to keep up with trends in systematic review methods

Agenda:

Each topic will cover one of the following: 

•	Describe how to determine the feasibility of a research question for systematic review method
•	Develop a search plan for systematic reviews beyond the typical database searches
•	Describe the process and resources for what happens after the search
•	Describe potential tools for systematic reviews, and their advantages and challenges
•	Describe other types of reviews and ways to support them
•	Describe new trends and ways to keep up with trends in systematic review methods 

Each session will adhere to the following structure

a.	Topic introduction (10 minutes)
b.	Case Study A (8 minutes)
c.	Interactive activity and response (2 minutes) 
d.	Case Study B (8 minutes)
e.	Interactive activity and response (2 minutes)
f.	Clarifying insights and additional information for a more advanced Case Study C (5 minutes)
g.	Case Study C (8 minutes)
h.	Interactive activity and response (2 minutes)
i.	Final points and Conclusion (10 minutes)

Need for This Course: Systematic reviews are well-documented as contributing to evidence-based healthcare by, in part, revealing gaps in the literature or illustrating the effectiveness of health interventions. They are common practice, but they can often be fraught with issues in how they’re conducted. There is a constant for education and discussion.

The instructional methods used include Slides, Discussion, and Case Study.

Participant Materials: Slides and social media prompts (optional for those active on social media).

Facility Requirements: Each participant will need a computer with a reliable internet connection, means of hearing audio, and the Webex application installed.

Additional Evaluation: We typically collect zip codes for assessment purposes.