Courses & Units

Clinical Pharmacy Research CSA321

Hobart

Introduction

This unit is designed to introduce Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours (54A) students to the concepts, principles and practical skills of research methodology required to develop a research proposal for a clinical pharmacy research project designed to investigate or address a medication safety issue. Topics will include information retrieval and analysis, formulation of research questions and research planning and design relevant to quality improvement research. Students will work in groups to critically review literature relevant to a specific gap between evidence and practice, formulate a research question, identify a project design to address the gap in practice, and develop a formal research proposal. The research proposal will be presented to peers and stakeholders in written form and as a group presentation.

This unit will build on the knowledge and skills gained in CSA288 Evidence Based Health Care and is the ‘cornerstone’ of the research stream embedded within the Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours curriculum. Following completion of this unit you will be equipped to conduct a group-based quality improvement project during your experiential placements in CSA430.

Summary

Unit name Clinical Pharmacy Research
Unit code CSA321
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator

Luke Bereznicki

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

In this unit, students will be assessed against the following Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs):

Demonstrate an ability to work effectively as part of teams/groups and constructively contribute to a research outcome.

Identify, analyse and address complex problems within an ethical framework to design a research project using appropriate research methodologies.

Effectively communicate complex issues and outcomes to a variety of stakeholders, including patients, peers and other health professionals.

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060501 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,354.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

CSA288

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

This unit uses a blended learning model which includes a combination of online content delivered via MyLO, interactive online sessions and on-campus seminars. All learning activities and assessment tasks within the unit are completed in small groups. Students are expected to devote approximately 8-10 hours per week in total towards the learning activities in this unit. This is made up of a mix of online content, self-directed learning, participation in group activities and attendance at on-campus seminars. Online content is modularised and released on a weekly basis with accompanying activities. Interactive online sessions are scheduled each week to discuss questions related to the content and share project ideas. Students will present their work in the on-campus seminar sessions.

Assessment

Background Seminar, Weight: 10%

Research Proposal, Weight: 70%

Research Proposal Seminar, Weight: 20%

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Textbooks

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