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Writing Systematic Reviews for Medical-related Research Postgraduate Students

Event Writing Systematic Reviews
for Medical-related Research Postgraduate Students
Date 25 April 2023 (Tue)
Time 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Speaker Dr. Clarence Wang
Venue User Education Room,
G/F, University Library

Workshop Description

Systematic reviews have become increasingly important in contemporary evidence-based medicine. They provide syntheses of the state of knowledge to inform clinical practices and future research focuses. Writing (and publishing) systematic reviews is an essential component of many research postgraduate programs worldwide. With reference to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) (2020), this workshop will help participants master the structural and language features of a systematic review. Examples of authentic reviews in various medical-related fields will be used to illustrate these features. Participants will be able to articulate and practice ways to enhance the clarity of a systematic review in reporting why the review was done, what the reviewers did, and what they found, in the context of existing knowledge.

Speaker's Bio

Dr. Clarence Wang is a Lecturer at the Centre for Applied English Studies of the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is the Program Coordinator of the English-in-the-Discipline courses for the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry of HKU. He leads the team that designs and delivers English courses and writing workshops for both undergraduate and postgraduate students majoring in Biomedical Sciences, Chinese Medicine, Medicine and Surgery, Nursing, and Dentistry. His research interests are in medical communication, academic writing, and language teacher development. His publications have appeared in RELC Journal, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Modern Language Journal and in edited books including Technology in Second Language Writing (2023 Rougledge) and Asian Research on English for Specific Purposes (2020 Springer).

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