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Unit description

Develops students' literature review knowledge and skills in searching, critiquing, and synthesising research relevant to their discipline. Students will learn to navigate electronic databases, create search strategies, and organise research using reference management systems. Students will also learn to evaluate the strengths and limitations of scientific research. Finally, students will learn to establish a knowledge gap based on the available scientific evidence. 

Unit content

  1. Searching electronic databases and reference management
  2. Levels of evidence and research appraisal
  3. Types of literature reviews
  4. Synthesising evidence
  5. Establishing a knowledge gap
  6. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1search electronic databases to find relevant sources of evidence
2appraise research literature to establish evidence quality in their discipline
3critically review research literature

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. search electronic databases to find relevant sources of evidence
  2. appraise research literature to establish evidence quality in their discipline
  3. critically review research literature

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Critical reviewSR
Annotated bibliographySR
Notice

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Fee information

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