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By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the rationale for performing a systematic review of prognostic studies
  • List the key steps of a systematic review of prognostic studies
  • Formulate a focused review question addressing a prognostic problem
  • Systematically search the literature
  • Critically appraise the evidence from primary prognostic studies
  • Formulate the difficulties of meta-analysis of prognostic research
  • Meta-analyses of performance of prognostic models
  • Meta-analyses of the added value of specific prognostic factors

We expect participants to have a basic knowledge about the principles of prognostic research and of systematic reviews and meta-analysis. A short recap on these topics will be given during the lectures and key papers will be available on this website.