Courses Catalogue

Research Proposal Development

COURSE CODE: BPH 4103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 2
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Pharmacy, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Pharmacy
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Having completed the research proposal development in the previous semester, the student is now exposed to either laboratory-based, clinic-based, community-based, or industrial-based research under the supervision of a research supervisor. Some lectures and tutorial sessions are included to introduce the student to various types of research designs and methods, and the tools available for data analysis.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

As a scientist and lifelong learner, a pharmacist is expected to be competent in scientific research. This course helps to develop the skillset required to perform high quality independent scientific study in a relevant pharmaceutical field.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

The student is expected to: 

1.    Describe the importance of research in pharmacy

2.    Describe the process of developing a research proposal

3.    Compare and contract different scientific research methods

4.    Prepare and plan to execute research project

5.    Develop a fully developed research proposal

6.    Present the main aspects of the proposal to a panel of examiners