Assessment task 3: Critical review of evidence
Length: 2500 words (max)
Task: This assessment item builds on assessment items 1 and 2. Students are required to conduct a critical review of the evidence, based on their selected topic of clinical uncertainty. Students will have already conducted a literature search for assessment item two on their chosen topic of uncertainty.
Students are required to:
1. Provide an overview of the area of evidence uncertainty and justification of why this topic was selected, including overall significance of the problem.
2. Summarise the current use of evidence based practice in the Australian health care setting, in relation to their topic; this may include anecdotal experience of the issue in practice.
3. Synthesise the available literature (minimum 8 articles are required) that supports and opposes self-identified healthcare interventions, appropriate to their population and consider the outcomes of the selected studies.
4. Compare and contrast findings from difference studies, and highlight study strengths and limitations of the studies included in their review.
5. Based on your review of the evidence, explain the rational for your decision making to your situation of uncertainty.
Assessments are to be submitted in one word document file.
Additional points discussed in class on Study Day 3:
Please include a table (see posted example) with details of the articles you included.
Tables and references are not included in the word count.
You can use the assessment descriptors as headings in your review, as appropriate.
You are not required to include a methods section describing your literature search process.
Check that the aim of your review/research question is relevant to the articles chosen.
As discussed in the Study Day 3 workshop, you can modify this table to include additional columns of relevant material to facilitate your comparing/contrasting. All included studies should be listed in this table. Please include this table within your word document prior to submission.
Referencing style The Faculty of Health uses the ?Harvard (UTS)? style for in text referencing and production of a reference list. Please refer to www.lib.uts.edu.au/help/referencing/harvard-uts-referencing-guide for guidance on this referencing style