Cochrane Interactive Learning for the University of Melbourne

Developed by world-leading experts in systematic review methods, the Cochrane Interactive Learning online modules are now available for University of Melbourne staff and students. An online introductory training course on how to undertake a systematic review of interventions, aimed primarily at authors of systematic reviews following Cochrane methodology, this online course comprises more than 10 hours of self-directed learning on searching, risk of bias, meta-analysis, GRADE and the complete systematic review process. It is designed for learners undertaking a systematic review for the first time, as well as experienced review authors, along with other users and researchers. Modules include assessment and a certificate available on completion of each module. Unfortunately, Cochrane Interactive Learning is restricted  – we are unable to integrate the content in our Learning Management Systems

Instructions for the modules are available on the University Library Libguides. There are nine course modules:

  1. Introduction to conducting systematic reviews
  2. Writing the review protocol
  3. Searching for studies
  4. Selecting studies and collecting data
  5. Introduction to study quality and risk of bias
  6. Analysing the data
  7. Interpreting the findings
  8. Reporting the review
  9. Introduction to health economics

Module 10: Network and meta-analysis is coming soon. The Library would welcome your feedback via on this resource to help us determine if it is worthwhile continuing this subscription 2020 onwards. Access the modules via the University Library catalogue record. The Library also offers a three-part, all-day workshop on systematic review searching on 9 April 2019 (register via link).