Courses Catalogue

Research Methodology

COURSE CODE: MPP 1111
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 2
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Pharmacy, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Pharmacy
STATUS: Basic
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course will provide an opportunity for students to establish or advance their understanding of research through critical exploration of research language, ethics, and approaches. The course introduces the language of research, ethical principles and challenges, and the elements of the research process within quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches. Participants will use these theoretical underpinnings to begin to critically review literature relevant to their field or interests and determine how research findings are useful in forming their understanding of their work, social, local and global environment. 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE  

During this course the students will be acquainted with the various research methods and the stages involved in preparing a research proposal.  Main aim of the course is the training of a wide spectrum of health science students on cutting-edge methodologies and technologies that will assist them in planning and conducting research programs, thus advancing their academic and professional career. Upon completion of the course, the students will become familiar with the basic principles of medical research methodology, and will be able to apply the basic principles of evidence-based medicine in everyday clinical practice. 

COURSE AIM  

Main aim of the course is the training of a wide spectrum of students (medical doctors, dentists, biologists, pharmacists, nurses etc.) or health science students on cutting-edge methodologies and technologies that will assist them in planning and conducting research programs. 

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES   

At the end of the course, students will be able to: 

  1. Describe the principles of research methodology. 
  2. Describe the research techniques appropriate for identifying and responding to community health issues. 
  3. Apply the principles of research methodology 5 Present a research proposal.