PHM500 Pharmacy Research Methods (8)

This subject introduces students to the various methodological approaches, both qualitative and quantitative, to pharmacy research. Students will gain an understanding of research design, implementation and analysis and formulate their own research project.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Master of Pharmacy Practice students only

Incompatible Subjects

BMS400, BMS500, HLT505, PHM300, PHM508

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Upon successful completion of the subject students should be able to:
  • Understand qualitative and quantitative pharmacy research methods;
  • Understand the primary means for dissemination of research findings;
  • Understand the requirements and procedures for ethical, and other approval, for research;
  • Define a pharmacy research project using methodologies appropriate to their field of research;
  • Complete a review of the literature relevant to the topic of their research project;
  • Prepare and present seminars covering their research topic or the methodologies involved


This subject will cover the following topics:

The syllabus will cover the following topics: * Experimental design and implementation * Presentation and analysis of research findings * Ethical issues in research - both human and animal * Approvals required for laboratory based research * Literature searches using electronic databases * Preparation of a literature review


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.