Title of essay
Introduction (Overview of Issue): 10%:
? Include the purpose of the essay
? Provide a rationale for choosing this topic
? Relate the topic to own practice (note, you must indicate what is your area of practice)
Critique epidemiological studies you have chosen to support your topic (20%):
? provide relevant summary of the selected studies, their methodologies and findings
? analyse and critique these epidemiological studies by applying critical review
framework(s) you have learned in Week 10
? include discussion of the respective studies’ dis/advantages
Relate the epidemiological findings to own practice by considering these three situations
? Discuss a direct application of findings to own practice: This is a most important
approach to applying research evidence from epidemiological studies to health care.
Please consider these questions:
o How can I apply the findings to my practice?
o What resources and support are required if I apply the findings to my practice
in the workplace?
o What is my plan to apply the findings to my practice?
? Discuss conceptual use of research findings: Findings are used for general
enlightenment, e.g., raising awareness of disease risk/prevention.
? Discuss other applications of research findings: Findings are used to justify decision-
making when allocating resources and developing or revising policy, standards and
The most common type of diabetes that is critically affecting most of the di