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Unit description

Provides students with the opportunity to broaden and deepen their understanding of literature analysis and research design in relation to an area relevant to their professional practice. Students will produce a critical literature review that supports the need for either future research or practice improvement.

Unit content

  • Introduction: using literature to refine problems and propose further research or practice improvement
  • Searching literature systematically
  • Analysing, refining and managing search results
  • Presenting results
  • Critique and discussion
  • Providing rationale and justification for the next step

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:
1develop a research question and problem statement to guide critical examination of an area of personal interest, located within your discipline or course specialisation
2discern between, and critique, the evidence supporting further research and practice improvement
3analyse, refine and manage results of a systematic literature search
4provide an evidence-based rationale for further research or practice improvement.

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

  1. develop a research question and problem statement to guide critical examination of an area of personal interest, located within your discipline or course specialisation
  2. discern between, and critique, the evidence supporting further research and practice improvement
  3. analyse, refine and manage results of a systematic literature search
  4. provide an evidence-based rationale for further research or practice improvement.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning (6 wks)
Assessment
Report on Research Method30%
Critical Literature Review60%
Discussion board10%
Notice

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Fee information

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