15 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: Simple computer literacy, eg: internet, MS Office packages. Experience of searching electronic databases advantageous.

Aims/Description: The module introduces the background to Evidence Based Practice and details all stages of the systematic review process including defining a research question, literature searching, critical appraisal of literature, data extraction and data synthesis. Students will gain practical experience of applying the systematic review process to their own topic and also of responding to healthcare questions utilising the evidence base.

Staff Contact: Angie Rees
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, A paired exercise (1,000 word equivalent) preparing a Patient Consultation

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