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PHCY430 Elective Studies B

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An introduction to the principles of research followed by structured research in a pharmacy related topic.

Paper title Elective Studies B
Paper code PHCY430
Subject Pharmacy
EFTS 0.125
Points 15 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,070.13
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to

Dr Ailsa McGregor

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator Dr Ailsa McGregor

Paper Structure

Lectures, Workshops


No set textbooks

Course outline

This course is designed to give students practical and theoretical research experience. Students will undertake one of the offered research projects in groups of four of five students. The aim of this paper is to enable students to

  • Develop an awareness of the purpose, nature and practice of research.
  • Undertake research that contributes to the science and practice of pharmacy.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes that are covered in this paper include:

Communication, collaboration, research

  • Uses appropriate communication techniques to establish and maintain a collaborative and constructive relationships with people and colleagues
  • Communicates clinical information and expert scientific knowledge effectively to different audiences.
  • Uses communication technology effectively.
  • Participates in scientific research

Population health

  • Identify and describe the role of te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi in maintaining indigenous health rights for Māori in Aotearoa/New Zealand and in contributing to Māori health advancement.


  • Recognises, explains and demonstrates ethical principles and values underpinning the profession

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 10:00-10:50 39
Monday 12:00-12:50 11-12
Monday 14:00-14:50 9
Monday 16:00-16:50 10
Tuesday 15:00-15:50 9
Tuesday 16:00-16:50 9
Thursday 11:00-11:50 10
E1 Friday 12:00-12:50 12