Demonstrate the ability to systematically search the evidence base Critically appraise research using an appropriate critical appraisal framework

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Demonstrate the ability to systematically search the evidence base Critically appraise research using an appropriate critical appraisal framework

Explore an aspect of clinical practice using the evidence base .Discuss implementation of research into practice

 

Assessment 1
Course work essay 3000 words (+10%)
Submission Date: 09/08/2021 1200 midday

This assessment addresses the following Module Learning Outcomes:
Demonstrate the ability to systematically search the evidence base
Critically appraise research using an appropriate critical appraisal framework
Explore an aspect of clinical practice using the evidence base
Discuss implementation of research into practice

Assessment Task
For successful completion of this module you are required to complete a 3000 word (+/- 10%) critical exploration of the contemporary research on a subject matter of your choice relevant to paramedic practice. You will:

Demonstrate the ability to systematically search the evidence base
Critically appraise research using an appropriate critical appraisal framework
Explore an aspect of clinical practice using the evidence base
Discuss implementation of research into practice

Extensive use of the evidence base is required to support your writing and discussion. Referencing should be in line with the Harvard convention utilised at BCU and a standard submission frontispiece should be included along with an accurate word count.
NB. Please note that for the purposes of this paper in-text references will contribute to the word count however the title/contents pages reference list and any appendix inclusions do not.
Appendices are additional information which you may consider to be too long or complex to include within your main body e.g. tables diagrams leaflets letters charts etc. Appendices should not be used to replace vital content but rather to illustrate your writing. If appendices are used then they should each be referred to within your text and they should not be included if they have not been discussed within your main body.
Appendices should appear after the reference list with one appendix per page fully referenced and labelled appropriately e.g. Appendix 1 Appendix 2. You MUST include a readable copy of your research paper within the appendix.

When creating your assignment plan and draft consider the below structure to support its development:

Introduction
What am I doing – talk about doing a lit critique
Why am I doing it – links to HCPC CPD and EBP
How am I doing it – framework

Search Process
Where did I look – CINAHL MEDLINE etc with supporting evidence
How did I search? What tools did I use within the database?
What did I find?
How did I decide which paper(s) to review? (inclusion/exclusion criteria) with supporting evidence
This section should detail your search so that others could follow it and find your paper. You must justify your search or say what you could have done (if your search was not ideal)

Main Body
Use a recognised critiquing framework (e.g. Bellini & Rumrill or Holland & Rees)
Divide your main body using the subheadings in the framework you are using
This section discussed the research process your papers authors have used – it does not discuss the subject matter of the paper

Implications for clinical practice
Is the paper good enough from a research perspective to use?
Can you use this single piece of research to inform your practice?
What do other pieces of research say about this topic? Do they support your papers conclusions?
Overall should practice be changed based upon your research in this topic

Timely advice and support for this assignment should be sought from the Module Leader and the Personal Development Department.