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PHCY5614 Pharmacy Research Project

12 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
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 Fundamentals of Research in Pharmacy, 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 research dissertation and an oral presentation.
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.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) evaluation by supervisor; (2) research dissertation; and (3) oral presentation (seminar). Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Lee Yong Lim
Unit rules
Enrolment in 51500 Master of Pharmacy (ID 123) and PHCY5609 Fundamentals of Research in Pharmacy (ID 3716)
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
Travel and accommodation to rural or international location to complete research requirements for unit. (estimated cost - At cost).
Contact hours
workshops and tutorial sessions, collation of research data: equivalent to 5 days per week
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.