PHCY5614 Pharmacy Research Project

Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit provides students with the opportunity to undertake a small research project under the guidance and advice of a supervisor. It builds on the literature review the students have conducted in PHCY5609 Current Developments in Nutrition, Health and Biotechnology, and allows them to work collaboratively within a research team to execute the project, in either pharmaceutical sciences or pharmacy practice, and to present their findings in a manuscript and a seminar.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) define a research problem and formulate the hypothesis; (2) develop a literature search strategy, retrieve the relevant literature and write a critical review; (3) design the methodology with appropriate controls and standards; (4) conduct the study according to good research practices and ethics requirements; (5) collect, record, process, analyse and display the data using appropriate software and statistical methods; (6) interpret the collective data with reference to literature evidence; (7) communicate the research in written form and orally in a public seminar; and (8) work collaboratively within a research team.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) evaluation by supervisor; (2) research dissertation; and (3) oral presentation (seminar). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Lee Yong Lim
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Pharmacy
and
PHCY5609 Current Developments in Nutrition, Health and Biotechnology
Contact hours
workshops and tutorial sessions, collation of research data: equivalent to 2–3 days per week
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