Subject Code and Title : PUBH6008 Capstone A Applied Research Project In Public Health Literature Review
Assessment: Assessment 2: Literature review
Individual/Group : Individual
Length : 4,000 words
Weighting : 40%
PUBH6008 Capstone Applied Research Project In Public Health Literature AU.
This assessment addresses the following learning outcomes:
2.Integrate and apply their knowledge and skills in public health
3.Develop research skills and apply these to a public health issue
4.Conduct a small literature review which critically analyses key issues on a public health research topic
5.Define and justify a research question, based on the literature/public health issue, and outline its significance
By the end of module 3, student must provide to their learning facilitator a brief review of the literature on their chosen topic. The literature review must contain key references/theorists/researchers for the public health topic chosen. The literature review assignment must be designed to address the following questions:
• Who are the key theorists/researchers in your public health topic?
• What are the key issues?
• What are the gaps in the existing body of knowledge?
The literature review should provide a basis for justifying a clear research question or hypothesis to be explored further.
You must also indicate the search strategy used for your literature review. For example, what were the key words you searched for, and which key databases or other sources did you use to conduct your literature review? (e.g. CINAHL, Pro quest Public Health, Inform it, Medline, Google Scholar).
• Critical and comprehensive review of the literature (70%) Clarity of research question/hypothesis (10%) General assessment criteria (20%):
o Provides a lucid introduction
o Shows a sophisticated understanding of the key issues
o Shows ability to interpret relevant information and literature in relation to chosen topic
o Demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts o Shows evidence of reading beyond the required readings
o Justifies any conclusions reached with well-formed arguments and not merely assertions
o Provides a conclusion or summary o Correctly uses academic writing,presentation and grammar:
▪ Complies with academic standards of legibility, referencing and bibliographical details (including reference list)
▪ Writes clearly, with accurate spelling and grammar as well as proper sentence and paragraph construction
▪ Uses appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research