EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE
2016/2017, Semester 2
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Nursing/Alice Lee Ctr for Nursing Stud)
Modular Credits: 8
This module will provide the student with the skills to undertake a systematic review of the literature in a topic relevant to the student’s area of research. The student will be expected to attend and participate in a series of Faculty-led seminars to learn of the key skills in the critique of literature and reflection (at a level relevant to graduate study) and in the production of literature review. With the support and guidance of the supervisor, the student will prepare a literature review to publishable standard.
Upon completion of the module, students will be able to:
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of the key skills for the preparation of a systematic review of literature
- Describe and discuss the main principles underpinning a systematic literature review process
- Undertake a systematic review of the literature
- Prepare a systematic review manuscript
-The use and competency in literature searching and management of bibliography
-Journal Clubs-including peer-led review of selected publications
The ALCNS was required to develop a PhD programme which meets the needs of the nursing community in Singapore. This core module will develop students’ ability to undertake data analysis and research training in the conduct of a systematic review of the literature. This is a key transferable skill which will prepare the student in the development of their PhD research proposal. The key concepts are to develop the ability to write concise, interesting and reflective prose and to combine the written mode of communication with parallel studies (oral communication) from associated module (NUR6001).
This module will enhance students’ abilities to critically examine the research literature (qualitative and quantitative), the grey literature and other forms of ‘opinion’.The module complements the other core modules within the PhD and MSc programme. Each student will publish a systematic review which can form part of an integrated thesis or be used to inform the literature review of the thesis.
1. Origins and Development of Evidence Based Healthcare
2. The role of evidence in contemporary healthcare policy and practice.
3. The process of writing a systematic literature review
4. Identifying and extracting publications for inclusion in the systematic review of literature
5. The contribution to communication of writing styles and prose.
6. Writing the systematic review
7.The process of publication peer review
1) Presentation at Journal Club1 27 October, 3-10 November 2016 S/U
2) Presentation at Journal Club2 16, 23, 30 March 2017 S/U
3) Literature Review Essay 13th April 2017 100%
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week