Pharmacy Research Project (Part A)

Course code PHAR4103AUnits 10Level 4000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

This course is Part A of a multi-term sequence. Part B must also be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence.

Students will undertake an individual supervised research project, incorporating self-directed learning, with assistance from their supervisor. Projects will address a health sciences related research question. Students will use evidence-based techniques to develop a hypothesis which will go on to be tested in Pharmacy Research Project (Part B). Students will utilise sufficient published literature to develop an appropriate research question and hypothesis.

Not available in 2014

ObjectivesAs a result of successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
1. Develop a research question.
2. Critically appraise the literature related to the research question.
3. Demonstrate the application of research strategies.
4. Collect data appropriately.
5. Analyse and interpret data.
6. Demonstrate advanced oral and written communication skills including the presentation of a research report.
Content1. Planning a research question.
2. Critically appraising the literature.
3. Developing a testable hypothesis.
4. Designing a study and selecting a research method.
5. Obtaining ethics approval (if required).
6. Managing a research project.
7. Presenting research results.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgePHAR3204 Research Methodology and Health Technology Assessment.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Presentations - IndividualCourse Learning Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
ProjectsCourse Learning Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
This will comprise of a body of work comprising 2 research papers, each at least 3000 words and no more than 5000 words.
Contact HoursStudent Projects: for 10 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) program.
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of PHAR3204 Research Methodology and Health Technology Assessment.