Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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Short Courses

Qualitative Evidence Synthesis

The Introduction to Qualitative Evidence Synthesis short course is an elective module of the Stellenbosch University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences MSc Clinical Epidemiology and MPhil Health Systems. The module is exclusively online and uses an interdisciplinary global approach to build capacity in the design, conduct, and reporting, of qualitative evidence synthesis. Researchers, clinicians and policy makers in all disciplines will benefit from the skills acquired in this course to understand and explain phenomena related to people experiences, with the best available evidence.

Aim: The aim of this course is to provide students with the epistemological considerations and the fundamental methodological skills required for the design and implementation of a qualitative research synthesis

Prerequisites: Participants should be able to read and understand original, qualitative research papers. Experience in conducting a systematic review and/or primary qualitative research will be helpful but is not a requirement of this module.

Duration and dates: Full first semester online course (Feb/June), with dedicated live virtual contact time. Second semester face to face over 4 days