The word limit does not include the following:
tables and figures and their titles;
list of abbreviations (if used);
glossary (if used);
acknowledgements and appendices.
The word limit does include:
written text in the report including in-text citations;
headings and subheadings.
• Explain what is known about the subject area and what is unknown using critical evaluation of background research literature to form an evidence-based justification (rationale) for the research project. Explain why it is important to systematically review the research question or test the hypothesis
• Objectives – an explicit statement of the research question to be answered or the hypothesis to be tested with reference to populations/patients, interventions, comparisons and outcomes
The hypothesis or research question must be as specific as possible. It is not sufficient to “further investigate” or “select effective drugs/treatments” etc
Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced, written in the past tense.
• Protocol for the review with reference to PRISMA-P checklist and PICOS – can include checklist as an appendix.
• Study selection criteria – inclusion/exclusion factors
• Data sources and search terms
• Describe methods used for quality assessment
• Any statistical analyses used (if applicable)
This section should include a critical evaluation of background research literature to form an evidence-based justification (rationale) for your research. You must include a clear hypothesis or research question.
60% of the word count is for the introduction
This criterion is linked to a learning outcome Methods
Methodology should be clearly described. You will also be assessed on your ability to use initiative and problem-solving during the project.
40% of the word count is for methodology
i have attached the proposal and assessment guidelines, example of a systematic review