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NS6210 - Integrated Literature Review

Credit points: 6
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

In this subject students will obtain advanced knowledge and training in literature searching and reviewing. The review should be related to their area of specialisation and be a systematic search and critical appraisal of the objectives, methodologies and results of previous research. Students will create bibliographic databases and present all the research in tables with summaries and rationale for inclusion and exclusion.

Learning Outcomes

  • synthesise a well-structured, concise but comprehensive review of the above appraised literature;
  • create and execute a literature searching plan relevant to the students area of specialisation with identification of appropriate keywords, databases and delimiters;
  • critically appraise selected literature using a systematic tool relevant to the students area of specialisation.


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Professor Jane Mills
Lecturer: Dr Kristin Wicking.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments (30%); integrated literature review: production of a manuscript for submission to a peer reviewed journal (70%).

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