FRM4040 – Research Methodology for Projects in Social Pharmacy
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Spring 2021 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale.
As a general rule, exams at the MN Faculty will during the autumn of 2021 be conducted without physical attendance. For reasons relating to the course content, some courses will have on-campus written examination if the current infection rate makes this possible.
The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination. See also more information about examination at the MN Faculty in 2021.
The aim of the course is to make you prepared for research in social pharmacy by getting to know how to use social science methods and epidemiological methods for projects regarding medicine use in the society. You will also be presented for studies where the methods have been used.
The course will focus on:
- Quantitative research methods
- Qualitative research methods, including focus groups
- Epidemiological research methods
Admission to the course
The course is primarily open to students who have been admitted to the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Oslo. If there is space available then others may also apply to take the course as long as their academic background is adequate.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
The course is only available to students who have passed their required pharmacy practice period and have passed all previous pharmacy courses or have the equivalent in social pharmacy and the compulsory HSE courses required for students at the 5-year Master`s Program in Pharmacy.
Pharmacy students from other Norwegian educational institutions may also be potential participants in the course.
- 5 credits overlap with FARM5000 – Preparation course for master in pharmacy.
Lectures, study groups and a group assignment. The project assignment includes a compulsory group presentation to ensure that the students have acquired the expected knowledge.
Inactivity and / or excessive absences in compulsory education means that the student does not receive final assessment / examination.
As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.
Access to teaching
A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.
The course is either pass/fail and this is based on compulsory attendance, as well as the evaluations of the compulsory group projects including the presentation.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: