Demonstrate the following knowledge and understanding critical appreciation of differing social groups experiences of health and/or healthcare in the United Kingdom. 2. Demonstrate the following skills and abilities systematic review of the literature linked to service provision related to a health/care and a social group, identifying appropriate and relevant research papers and synthesise and critically evaluate your findings. The second assignment links to your first assignment systematic review.
The second assignment is a 2000-2500 word write up of your systematic review findings written in report format. You must choose your own report title relevant to the content of your report. If issues were raised in assignment one tutor feedback in relation to your chosen research aim/question or selected research studies, you will need to demonstrate you have taken action to address these e.g. if you were told that sources you chose in your systematic review in assignment one were not UK-based primary research papers focused on answering your research question, you will have acted to address this by finding new studies ensuring for this assignment, you have a minimum of 6 research papers to analyse the findings of.
Your report should include the following sections. You do not include a methodology section in assignment two as you have already written this in assignment one. a) Title page b) Abstract – here you outline what the report is about; what areas it covers; key findings; and brief summary of your overall conclusion and recommendations. It should be short (150-200 words – no more) c) Contents page – the headings and page numbers in your contents page must tie in with those in the report. d) Introduction: This is an introduction to your chosen subject – this is not like an essay introduction i.e. you would not say this paper will discuss X, Y and Z.
The introduction is outlining in general what is known about your subject i.e. it gives a background to your study, introducing the topic. You are giving an overview of what has been said in books, journals, reports, etc. on your chosen subject – i.e. What is known about your topic? Who are the key writers and what do they say? After introducing the topic, you then state what the aims and objectives of your systematic review are. If you have selected to focus on one specific illness, then you can include a brief explanation/definition of it, but this should be no more than a sentence or two.
You should not have long descriptions of illnesses. e) Thematic Analysis of Findings: This is where you write up the findings of your systematic review. It is to be a thematic analysis of the literature you discovered in assignment one – this section must look at the chosen UK-based peer-reviewed primary research papers that focus on your chosen topic and research question from assignment one.
Here you are focusing on the main findings in relation to your chosen topic bringing together (summarising) what different studies and authors say. You are not reviewing individual studies nor should you describe one study after another e.g. simply have one paragraph saying study X said and did this, followed by a paragraph saying study Y said and did that, and so on. You do not describe how the studies went about gathering their findings (i.e. it is not about describing who took part in the research, what methodology was used, etc.).
You may mention areas like these if they are relevant to the findings though e.g. if the study only included a few participants, you may choose to mention this if it is relevant to your argument. You must use the same (minimum of six peer-reviewed UK based primary research) sources you found for assignment one unless you were given feedback that the sources you found were not suitable. In this section, you are drawing out common findings/themes, under sub-headed theme headings based on your findings, and highlighting if there are different findings between similar studies (if any are included).
It is the findings sections of the primary research papers you are to focus on only in drawing out the main points/themes. f) Discussion: This is where you draw everything together and include a critical analysis and evaluation of findings in relation to policy and/or practice/services for your chosen group and health issue. Here you can include studies that did not meet your inclusion criteria but are relevant e.g. discussion papers, reports, etc. You can use studies from other countries in this section (as well as in your introduction). g)
Conclusion and recommendations: In this section you will need to provide an evidenced, reasoned and argued conclusion with recommendations. Your recommendations are based on any issues highlighted in the studies you included in your review and in your discussion section. h) References – this is a list of all sources used and cited in the text in Harvard format. What do I need to do to pass? (Threshold Expectations from UIF)