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Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

PA30231: Research methods in pharmacy practice

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 2
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 50%, OT 50%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites:
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
To familiarise students with a range of research methods used in pharmacy practice research, and to develop the appropriate critical and communicative skills both to evaluate published research and prepare an original research protocol.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the unit, the student should be able to:
a) demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theory underpinning a range of common research methods,
b) justify the choice of appropriate research methodology, including ethical considerations, in a number of scenarios taken from pharmacy practice,
c) design and produce a research protocol.


* Study skills, problem solving, data handling (T/F)
* Oral and written communication (T/F/A)
* Information and communication technology skills (T/F)

Qualitative and quantitative research, the research process, critical evaluation of research literature, ethical considerations, questionnaire design and construction, research significance including appropriate statistics, the interview process, focus groups, the analysis of text-based qualitative data.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

PA30231 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
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