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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Andrea Robinson and Dr Elizabeth Davis


This unit allows students to develop laboratory research skills in the interdisciplinary field of pharmacological chemistry. Students will undertake a laboratory project involving both chemistry and pharmacology and will spend time in both chemistry and pharmacology laboratories.


Under supervision students will be able to:
design and carry out experiments; identify and critically evaluate and use research literature; conduct interdisciplinary projects composed of chemistry and pharmacology; implement safe working practices with chemicals, radio-isotopes and biological materials; and make oral presentations and write reports covering both chemistry and pharmacology intended for a research-level audience.


Written reports: 80%
Oral reports: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr David Lupton

Contact hours

Six hours of supervised laboratory work and six hours of self-directed study


CHM2911 and CHM2922 with a grade point average of at least 70; PHA3011 and PHA3021 with a grade point average of at least 70; and at least 12 points of level three chemistry.


At least 18 points of level three chemistry (including the prerequisite 12 points) and PHA3042


Course convenor approval is required to take either CHM3990 or PHA3990 with BTH3960