UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PHCY5614 Pharmacy Research Project

Credit 12 points
(see Timetable)
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 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 This comprises a combination of ongoing evaluation by the supervisor (15 per cent); final assessment of a research dissertation (50 per cent); and a seminar (35 per cent).

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
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/PHCY5614/SEM-2/2017

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