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Planning and Conducting A Literature Search for A Systematic Review

Overview (Content and Syllabus etc)

We will introduce methods to plan and perform systematic reviews. We will cover how to formulate an answerable research question and a search protocol, define inclusion and exclusion criteria, searching for the evidence across various databases and documenting the search strategy. In addition, we will discuss tools and methods for managing articles for the systematic reviews.

Speaker Biography

Masimba is the Medical Librarian at the University Of Zimbabwe College Of Health Sciences. He has experience in providing training support to Healthcare professionals and researchers in Health Information Literacy and Information Skills for Evidence Based Healthcare. He has experience working as an Informationist for various research units in Zimbabwe that seek to provide evidence based guidance to national health policy-makers. Masimba has promoted the use of point-of-care tools among healthcare professionals in Zimbabwe and has previously worked with the Collaboration for Evidence Based Healthcare in Africa in promoting use of research evidence in clinical practice.

Speaker Biography(2nd)

Christine Wamunyima Kanyengo is the University Librarian at the University of Zambia. She is former Medical and Veterinarian Librarian at the same institution. She is also a former US National Library International Associate Fellow. She has wide ranging experience in mentoring, teaching and research. She has taught and supervised both undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University.

Webinar organisers. Organizing body contact details

Webinar Organisers/Organizing Body

NIH, H3Africa Coordinating Centre

Name of the Speaker
Masimba Muziringa; Christine Wamunyima Kanyengo
Length of discussion
Length of talk
Extra Reading Material

Targeted Learning Outcomes

By the end of the webinar participants will be able to; ? Describe the steps required for conducting a systematic review ? Develop an answerable question using the ?Participants Interventions Comparisons Outcomes? (PICO) framework ? Develop an exclusion and inclusion criteria for SRs ? Document the SR search strategy Manage articles for the SR

Event Theme/Subject Category
Professional Development Skills
Host H3Africa Project/Organizations/H3Africa Working Group
Type of Training/Opportunity
Dates of Event
Fri, Oct 27 2017, 3:00 to 4:00pm