Topic Over Prescibing Antibiotics

For this assignment, complete a draft of the Introduction, Methods, and Critical Review sections for the Critical Review of the Literature paper. Provide headings as placeholders for the sections of the paper you will not complete for this assignment (Recommendations and Conclusions). 

In addition, continue to add new sources to the evidence table you developed for the Unit 5 assignment. You will include this table as an appendix to your final paper. The final evidence table should include a minimum of 10 peer-reviewed resources.

Assignment Structure

Your assignment should include the following sections:

  • Title page.
  • Abstract.
  • Introduction (3–5 paragraphs).      
    • Describe the topic you investigated.
    • Provide a brief background of this topic.
    • Explain why this topic is suitable for a professional doctoral project as opposed to a PhD research project.
    • Discuss a potential sponsoring organization that would be interested in the investigation of this topic.
  • Methods. (Methodology and search strategy used for literature search).      
    • Databases searched.
    • Key search terms used.
    • Number of articles accessed and number of articles used for the paper.
  • Critical review.      
    • Compare and contrast peer-reviewed articles and sources in your evidence table.
    • Provide analysis and synthesis of the articles.
  • Recommendations. [Only heading in this assignment.]      
    • Content to be added in the final assignment.
  • Conclusions. [Only heading in this assignment.]      
    • Content to be added in the final assignment.

Other Requirements

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

  • Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA format: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting.
  • Length of paper: A minimum of five typed, double-spaced pages.
  • Font and font size: Arial, 10 point.


  • Draft of Final Paper Scoring Guide. 
  • APA Style and Format.
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