Available in 2017

Course handbook


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.

Availability2017 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2017

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.

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).


The 'A' component of this Multi-Term Sequence Course must be taken prior to enrolment in the 'B' component.

Assumed knowledge

PHAR3204 Research Methodology and Health Technology Assessment and PHAR4104A Pharmacy Projects (Part A).

Assessment items

Presentation: Research Seminars

Presentation: Group Oral presentation

Thesis: Final Group Research Thesis and Journal Articles

Contact hours



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

Oral presentation will be scheduled during the term


Face to Face On Campus 80 hour(s) per Term

This includes 9 hours a week for project work and a 1 hour per week workshop for 8 weeks.