University of Technology Sydney

96123 Literature Review in Speech Pathology

6cp; 4hrs fortnightly (1 x 2hrs: workshop; 1 x 2hrs lecture)
Requisite(s): 96119 Research Design in Speech Pathology AND 96120 Augmentative and Alternative Communication AND 96124 Swallowing Disorders AND 96122 Speech Pathology Clinical Practice 1
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Focused searching and evaluation of the knowledge base is a critical skill for speech pathologists. This subject deals with framing a relevant clinical question, setting inclusion and exclusion criteria on literature to be reviewed, searching for and locating relevant literature, extracting data from studies, appraising the quality of studies, analysing the data across studies, answering the clinical question, writing a literature review for clinical impact, and identifying gaps in the research. This subject prepares students for their future evidence-based practice.

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Autumn session, City campus

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