SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND EVALUATION OF HEALTHCARE RESEARCH

RMD5EHR

2021

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.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMofi Islam

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in a Graduate Research School course

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsPHE5EBP

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Sustematic Reviews: CRD's guidance for undertaking reviews in health care

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCentre for Reviews and Dissemination

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherUniversity of York

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttp://www.york.ac.uk/crd/guidance/ (click on Guidance pdf to download)

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Cochrane Handbook for Systematic reviews of Interventions

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHiggins, JPT & Green, S.

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherThe Cochrane Collaboration

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttp://community.cochrane.org/handbook

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Justify the need for the systematic review and develop and refine a review question.
02. Design methods for the identification, selection, critical appraisal and synthesis of research literature relevant to the review question.
03. Write a systematic review protocol prepared in an academic writing style.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMofi Islam

Class requirements

Supervised ResearchWeek: 10 - 22
Ten 3.00 h supervised research per study period on any day including weekend 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,500-word written assignment: Justification for, and aims of the review

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2

One 4,500-word written assignment: The method (protocol) for the systematic review

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO2, SILO3

One PICO framework (200 words equiv)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

On-Line, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMofi Islam

Class requirements

Supervised ResearchWeek: 30 - 42
Ten 3.00 h supervised research per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,500-word written assignment: Justification for, and aims of the review

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2

One 4,500-word written assignment: The method (protocol) for the systematic review

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO2, SILO3

One PICO framework (200 words equiv)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3