Reviewing Education for Health Professionals – What's out there?

5 days teaching; approximately 6 hours per day. 

There is no point in re-inventing the wheel. There is an overwhelming quantity of published research and many sources of data relevant to education for health professionals. This module helps you find the information you require.

You will learn to gain practical knowledge of how to retrieve relevant literature and data and learn how to use Reference management software to organise your literature and for writing papers. You will also learn how to undertake different types of literature review.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to: 

  • Use search terms to find literature using a variety of databases
  • Be aware of PROMS
  • Have an understanding of Reference management software
  • Be aware of data held in their place of work and how they can be accessed
  • Understand the pros and cons of narrative, structured and systematic reviews
  • Be aware of the steps required to undertake a systematic review 


A protocol for a review structured around recognized guidelines such as PRISMA or BEME (4,000 words). This should describe: the rationale for the review; the objectives; the methods that would be used to locate, select, and critically appraise studies; and, the plan to collect and analyse data from the included studies.


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