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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

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

FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr David Morton


To provide students with the basic mathematical skills to enable them to perform calculations and understand the quantitative relationships in subjects taught later in the course. To teach students the practice of project management so that they can apply these methods to their study of other subjects in the course and to be able to manage research and development projects in an efficient manner.

This involves:

  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Basic statistical skills
  • Project management skills


At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Be able to make calculations such as dilutions accurately.
  2. Be able to present data graphically and to interpret the shapes of graphs.
  3. To be able to use functions involving logarithms and exponents.
  4. To understand the process of differentiation and integration and to be able to perform these processes by a number of techniques.
  5. To be able to quantify the relationship between variables using such techniques as regression and correlation.
  6. Describe the statistical principles behind significance testing of experimental data,
  7. Analyse statistically experimental data and determine statistical significance,
  8. Appreciate the importance of statistics in pharmaceutical sciences,
  9. To be able to produce a project plan with Gannt Charts, Work Breakdown Structures.
  10. Be able to use Microsoft project to produce project plans.


final exam (2 hour): 60%; written assessments: 20%; project management oral presentation: 5%; project management team project: 15%.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr David Morton

Contact hours

36 hours of lectures; 8 hours of tutorials; seven 3 hour practical classes

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