PHM508 Pharmacy Research Methods & Proposal (16)

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. At the conclusion of the subject students will have completed a major literature review, prepared a research proposal (including any ethics approvals).

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

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, BMS508, HLT505, HLT506, PHM300, PHM500

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;
  • Conduct a literature search of appropriate sources;
  • Collate, evaluate and critically review information on a specific topic
  • Develop a full research proposal in writing, including completion of all ethics or other requirements


This subject will cover the following topics:

The syllabus will cover the following topics: * Experimental design and implementation * Ethical issues in research - both human and animal * Approvals required for laboratory based research * Literature searches using electronic and other databases * Development of a critical literature review * Analysis and presentation of research finding * Preparation of a research proposal


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

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.