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Course Overview

To get a ‘hands on’ experience in conducting a literature review on a public health topic for 3 months. Student will identify a particular Public Health issue and systematically search the literature using electronic bibliographic databases, critically appraise and synthesize research evidence on the topic.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Foresterhill Sustained Study No
  • Dr Amudha Poobalan

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

During the time of conducting the literature review, students will build on the taught courses in Stages 1 and 2, which covers the core PH elements. Students will learn a logical way of approaching a research question and methodically work towards identifying methodology to answer the question. This is a transferable skill for any research. This project will be supervised by two experts, both in topic area and methodology. Literature review can be conducted in a work place setting such as NHS or within a research unit

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

 Literature review report (5000 words) will assess the systematic review skills and the critical appraisal skills and to write a report    

Resit:     Oral examination as currently standard across CLSM

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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