15 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: HAR6501

Aims/Description: Delivered by online learning, this module aims to demonstrate the importance of reviewing the literature systematically regardless of whether or not the desired end product is a formal systematic review. The module will equip students with skills for lifelong acquisition and synthesis of evidence from research. Please note that the module is about applying systematic review methods to conducting a literature review, drawing examples from health research, with supporting examples from social care, information science, education, management, and computer science. Students from disciplines outside of the above areas may not benefit from the module, particularly if systematic review is not an established methodology in your topic area.

Restrictions on availability: You can choose either HAR6501 or HAR6029, not both.

Staff Contact: Anthea Sutton / Jo Leaviss
Teaching Methods: Written and audio lecture materials, Tutor Support, Problem Solving/Examples, Online interaction. The teaching content is delivered via the Blackboard facility in the form of 12 online learning Units.
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Health and Related Research):

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