SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND EVALUATION OF HEALTHCARE RESEARCH

RMD5EHR

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, graduate researchers develop a detailed protocol for a systematic review of research literature on a health-related topic relevant to their field. The subject is particularly beneficial for students commencing graduate research degrees. Students will undertake background work to justify their systematic review, construct and refine a review question, design a comprehensive search for relevant research literature, designed unbiased methods to select and evaluate the research literature, and select appropriate methods for the extraction and synthesis of data from the included studies. Students will work closely with their thesis supervisor and the subject coordinator as required.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMofi Islam

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in a Graduate Research School course.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects PHE5EBP

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCochrane Handbook for Systematic reviews of InterventionsRecommendedHiggins, JPT & Green, S. (editors) 2011The Cochrane Collaboration
ReadingsSustematic Reviews: CRD's guidance for undertaking reviews in health careRecommendedCentre for Reviews and Dissemination 2009University of York

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Justify the need for the systematic review and develop and refine a review question.

Activities:
Case studies, consultation with facilitator and supervisor

02. Design methods for the identification, selection, critical appraisal and synthesis of research literature relevant to the review question.

Activities:
Case studies, group work with other students within broad discipline area, consultation with facilitator and supervisor

03. Write a systematic review protocol prepared in an academic writing style.

Activities:
Preparation of systematic review protocol

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2020, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMofi Islam

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 1,500-word written assignment: Justification for, and aims of the review30 01, 02
One 4,500-word written assignment: The method (protocol) for the systematic review60 02, 03
One PICO framework (200 words equiv)10 01, 02, 03

Online, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMofi Islam

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 1,500-word written assignment: Justification for, and aims of the review30 01, 02
One 4,500-word written assignment: The method (protocol) for the systematic review60 02, 03
One PICO framework (200 words equiv)10 01, 02, 03