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.



  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will 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.


  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).

Multi-term Sequence

This course is part of a multi-term sequence. Both Part A and Part B must be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence. Part A and Part B must be completed in consecutive terms. Students must complete Part A before completing Part B. Students must complete the sequence within a twelve month period. If students complete Part A but are unable to complete Part B within the timeframe, they must re-enrol in Part A.


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.