Graduation Research Projects.

1. Welcome Note:

Welcome to Graduation projects committee page at Faculty of Pharmacy - MSA University, where we are committed to participate in graduating well-educated pharmacists. Our graduates can fulfill their professional duties competently and matches the needs of the industry and the local job market. Since the establishment of the graduation projects committee in 2008, we are committed to offer our students the opportunity to explore new areas of study and go beyond the restrictions of current knowledge to make new innovations. This mission is achieved through our experienced faculty members who provide time and effort to personalize the students’ research experiences. In addition, the students benefit from our facilities that range from fully equipped laboratories to our e-libraries and e-learning system.

2. Introduction:

October University for Modern Sciences and Arts is the first University in Egypt to introduce Research Project courses for pharmacy students. Independent Studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences (RS 501) and Research Project (RS 502) courses are the two project courses in the final year. It is equivalent to 10 credit hours (4 credits in the 9th semester and 6 credits in the 10th semester). Independent Studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences course is focused on establishing the scope of the work, problem definition, data collection, literature review, research methodology, data analysis, and finally conclusion of research plan for the next semester project. The group of students working on a specific project has to submit a collective report of their work, showing the contribution of each of them. The research project is designed to allow the students to work in groups each with well defined individual tasks to acquire new knowledge and skills independently. Group work allows students acquire teamwork, organization, and communication skills. Other skills acquired are running meetings, making collective decisions, time management, writing reports, and oral presentations. Students must adhere to the university safety lab measures while conducting their research. As the aim of the Faculty of Pharmacy-MSA University to introduce distinguished graduation projects, accordingly, the faculty hold collaborations with different hospitals and research institutes as The Children’s Cancer Hospital 57357 and The National Research Centre. These collaborations give the students a pronounced opportunity to complete their practical work at these institutes using the most recent equipment and learning about the latest technologies. Besides, the idea of inter-departmental graduation projects is implemented where this type of projects establishes in the students’ minds that cooperation between different research fields is a prerequisite for a scientific research to reach the scope of implementation. The high quality of the research projects has its impact on presenting the work in national, regional and international conferences.

3. Aims:

The aims of the course are to enable the student to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out a sustained research.
  • Acquire the skills of literature review, data analysis, data interpretation, problem solving and results reporting.
  • Acquire soft skills as oral presentation, communication, time management, and leadership skills.
  • Develop laboratory skills as design and execution of experiments.
  • 4. Learning Outcomes:

    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Establish a testable hypothesis within a pharmaceutical science context.
  • Design and execute a series of related scientific experiments to test the hypothesis.
  • Analyze scientific research and write discussion overviewing different points of view.
  • Apply the legal and ethical requirements in pharmacy practice.
  • Manipulate practical problems, and/or analyze theoretical research.
  • Prepare a detailed and structured report on the project, with a critical assessment of the work done and the results achieved, and appropriate recommendations from the conclusions drawn.
  • Present clear oral presentations with appropriate and adequate use of supporting visual aid material.
  • Manage time, plan ahead and upgrade knowledge.
  • Work in groups or independently and apply knowledge and skills to solve a specific practical or theoretical problem.
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