UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PHCY5609 Current Developments in Nutrition, Health and Biotechnology

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit has a strong research focus. Emphasis is placed on literature searching and analysis of the strength of the published information as well as understanding the research process. It also provides students with an opportunity to further develop their oral and written presentation skills appropriate to different audiences. Based on lectures covering the research process, including the development of research aims and objectives, strategies for literature search and article analysis, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, as well as basic statistics, students will conduct a literature review. This will form the background and basis for the Pharmacy Research Project (PHCY5614) that will be undertaken in the final semester and hence, instill an appreciation of how new knowledge is acquired and applied. On the same topic students will also present a poster targeted at an academic audience. Further, students will review scientific information on current research in pharmacy and present their findings in an oral presentation targeted at a lay audience.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) be able to appreciate current developments in research that are of particular relevance to pharmacy; (2) objectively critique new findings on health-related research; (3) demonstrate a sound understanding of research methodology and statistics; (4) appraise various literature and document literature search strategies and results; (5) demonstrate a high level of written and oral communication skills; and (6) be confident in the dissemination of contemporary healthcare information to the scientific community as well as the general public.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) literature review; (2) oral and poster presentation; and (3) research methodology and basic statistics test. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Connie Locher
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Pharmacy
Contact hours 4 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/PHCY5609/SEM-1/2017

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