Pharmacy Projects (Part A)

Course code PHAR4104AUnits 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 two professional pharmacy-based projects, incorporating self-directed learning, with assistance from their course coordinator/supervisor. Projects will address professional pharmacy questions that can be studied during work-integrated learning/clinical placements. Students will use evidence-based techniques and published literature to study the question and prepare a report that discusses the issues being examined.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesAs a result of successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
1. Apply research skills to study a professional pharmacy question/issue.
2. Critically appraise the literature related to the professional pharmacy question/issue.
3. Demonstrate the application of research skills and knowledge.
4. Collect, analyse and interpret data as required to investigate the question/issue.
5. Demonstrate advanced oral and written communication skills including the presentation of two professional/capstone reports.
Content1. Developing and understanding the Professional question
2. Critically appraising the literature.
3. Designing a study and implementing a method to study the issue.
4. Obtaining ethics approval (if required).
5. Presenting reports (written and oral).
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 - GroupCourse Learning Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
ProjectsGroup Project
Course Learning Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
This will comprise of a body of work comprising 2 capstone/professional reports that are at least 3000 words and no more than 5000 words each.
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 and the Master of Pharmacy program.
Compulsory Program ComponentFor Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) only - prior successful completion of PHAR3204 Research Methodology and Health Technology Assessment