SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND EVALUATION OF HEALTHCARE RESEARCH

RMD5EHR

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject graduate researchers learn to systematically review literature on health care practices and beliefs. The subject is particularly beneficial for students commencing graduate research degrees. Students learn to refine a research question, comprehensively search for relevant scientific literature and other information, evaluate research validity using scientifically endorsed and standardised methods, identify and quantify intervention effects, pool data in meta-analysis and summarise findings. Review outcomes can be applied to inform clinical practices or be integrated into introductory arguments in a research thesis.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJodie McClelland

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in a Graduate Research School course.

Co-requisites N/A

Incompatible subjects N/A

Equivalent subjects N/A

Special conditions N/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Readingswww.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/file/publications/synopses/cp65.pdfRecommendedN/ANHMRC
Readingswww.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/report4.htmRecommendedN/AYork University

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Effectively source, manage and reference authoritative literature

Activities:
Case studies, consultation with facilitator and supervisor
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Critically evaluate literature on a defined topic

Activities:
Case studies, group work with other students within broad discipline area, consultation with facilitator and supervisor
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Synthesise findings from reviewed literature into a critical review prepared in an academic writing style.

Activities:
Preparation of systematic review protocol
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2016, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJodie McClelland

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 10 - 22
Ten 3.0 hours supervised research per study period during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students will be expected to engage in 36 hours of online learning and 15 hours of self-directed development of assessment."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3750 word protocol for systematic reviewThis subject is designed for Graduate Researchers commencing their thesis. It is intended that this assessment will be submitted for publication and become part of the Graduate Research thesis.70 01, 02, 03
One 20-minute presentation with discussion of findingsThis subject is designed for Graduate Researchers commencing their thesis. It is intended that this assessment will form part of the progress review of Graduate Research.30 01, 02, 03

Online, 2016, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJodie McClelland

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 31 - 43
Ten 3.0 hours supervised research per week during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students will be expected to engage in 36 hours of online learning and 15 hours of self-directed development of assessment."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3750 word protocol for systematic reviewThis subject is designed for Graduate Researchers commencing their thesis. It is intended that this assessment will be submitted for publication and become part of the Graduate Research thesis.70 01, 02, 03
One 20-minute presentation with discussion of findingsThis subject is designed for Graduate Researchers commencing their thesis. It is intended that this assessment will form part of the progress review of Graduate Research.30 01, 02, 03