OBJECTIVE: To prepare an introductory-level systematic review on designated topic.
Assignments in this subject are complex and will need to be completed over a couple of weeks. It is highly unlikely that you will be able to produce a review of an acceptable standard a few hours before the assignment is due. It is through the process of doing the assignment and the related exercises that you will gain useful skills.
In health care the purpose of systematic reviews is to summarize the best evidence from research. The conduct of a systematic review is itself recognised as research. The type of evidence summarised in a systematic review will depend on the research question asked. Systematic reviews cover a wide range of research questions and are used extensively in contemporary health care.
To complete this assignment, you will work in teams in class but you will complete the assignment individually. You can include any relevant work completed in class as part of your assignment submission. Team members will have the same topic but maydevelop different research questions or research objectives. They may also have a different range of included studies. Check with your workshop facilitator that yourresearch question is suitable.
The purpose of working in teams is facilitate your learning in the workshops. The workshops will focus on the types of skills you need to complete the assignment.