Literature Review

Course code HLSC4300Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

A supervised literature review is undertaken which addresses a research question related to the program in which the student is enrolled.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAs a result of successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
1. Develop a protocol for a literature review of a clinical/research topic.
2. Comprehensively search the literature using appropriate keywords and databases.
3. Critically appraise literature relevant to a clinical/research topic or question.
4. Prepare a critically appraised review of the topic.
5. Discuss the implications of the report.
6. Demonstrate competent verbal and written skills.
7. Use Endnote for citing and the management of references
Content1. Refining a clinical/research question or topic.
2. Developing a proposal and report for critically appraising a clinical/research topic.
3. Literature searching methods.
4. Critical appraisal of research literature.
5. Identifying levels of evidence in the research literature.
6. Presentation of results of the critically appraised topic.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents assumed knowledge to equate to the successful completion of their program to the end of the second year.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsLiterature Review Proposal (500 words) (Assesses Objective 1)
Essays / Written AssignmentsLiterature Review (3000 words minimum) (Assesses to Objectives 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7)
Presentations - IndividualOral presentation of Literature Review findings (Assesses Objectives 5 and 6)
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 120 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Term for 3 weeks
Seminar: for 3 hour(s) per Term for 1 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics program and the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy program.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HLSC4300