Description, timing and number of credit hours:
Research Project (1203610)
The one credit hour course is directed to empower the research capacities of 6th year Pharm.D. students. The main purpose of this course is to introduce students to quantitative and qualitative methods for conducting meaningful inquiry and research. They will gain an overview of research intent and design, methodology and technique, format and presentation, and data management and analysis informed by commonly used statistical methods. The course will develop each student’s ability to use this knowledge to become more effective as clinical pharmacists.
· Developing a hypothesis, a research problem and related questions
· Framing the problem with the correct research methodology
· Collecting data that accurately addresses the research problem
· Measuring the efficacy/safety of pharmacologic interventions
· Using data to make rationale clinical decisions
· Evaluating feasibility of research proposals
· Presenting data to support an intervention to physicians and or/patients
The course will provide an overview of the important concepts of research design, data collection, statistical and interpretative analysis, and final report presentation. The focus of this course is not on mastery of statistics but on the ability to use research the field of biopharmaceutics and clinical pharmacy.
Each week students will work individually or in groups and will be assigned pharmacotherapy-specific literature, research tasks and/or statistics-related concepts that bring to life examples of how the weekly task applies to pharmacy practice.
This will allow students to clearly understand how the course material relates to their jobs as researchers as well as health care professionals