Pharmacy Projects (Part A)


This course is Part B of a multi-term sequence. Part A 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.



  • Trimester 3 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.


  1. 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).


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) and Master of Pharmacy programs. Pre-requisite - successful completion of PHAR3204

Assumed Knowledge

PHAR3204 Research Methodology and Health Technology Assessment

Assessment Items

Presentation: Research Seminars

Presentation: Group Oral presentation

Thesis: Final Group Reseach Thesis and Journal Articles

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

Students will be required to meet with course coordinator/supervisors regularly and maintain regular email contact. Students are expected to spend on average 120-140 hours per Term (contact and non-contact) total effort inthis course.


Face to Face On Campus 10 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Students will be required to meet with supervisors regularly and maintain regular email contact.