Demonstrate the ability to design an appropriate PICO research question and design and undertake a systematic search strategy in a public health area
PE4S161 Evidence in Public Health
Assessment 2 Guidance Literature review (word limit 3000 words)
For your essay 2, you are requested to prepare a literature review outline of a specific area including an appropriate rationale, research question, search strategy and results identified from search with the articles located clearly documented. The key themes of the research articles should be highlighted. Choose an area that is under-researched where a meta-analysis or literature review does not exist i.e. in a specific population group, location, setting or topic. It is recommended you narrow your search to between 6-12 research articles for the word limit. Use your inclusion/exclusion criteria to do this i.e. date, geography, population.
Learning outcomes Assessment 2 has been designed in order to evaluate your learning primarily on the first module learning outcome.
1: Demonstrate the ability to design an appropriate PICO research question and design and undertake a systematic search strategy in a public health area
2: Understand and critique the evidence base for public health and how this is utilised in practice and policy development in a wide range of health topics
3: Apply critical appraisal techniques to quantitative and qualitative research studies and be able to synthesise what findings mean for public health research and practice.
4: Demonstrate understanding of public health epidemiological study design features including key statistical concepts and interpretation of data, graphs and tables.
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