Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

3 points, SCA Band 2, 0.0625 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Parkville Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Kirstie Galbraith


This unit will require each student to present two Journal clubs to the class, following the guidelines introduced in PGC5001 (Evidence based practice). Journal articles for reviews will be clinical trials of therapy and will be assessed according to their validity, importance and applicability. This assessment will incorporate a description of the study design and standard of reporting.

Students are required to have the minimum computer systems requirements as specified by the Faculty and regular internet access.


  • Assess a clinical trial for validity, importance and applicability
  • Present the results of the assessment in a 20 minute seminar
  • Discuss the trial in depth and respond to questions generated from the audience
  • Read the biomedical literature with a critical approach


Presentation 1: 50%
presentation 2: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Kirstie Galbraith

Contact hours

Students are expected to allow 3-6 hours per week over the semester in study time.


PGC5001 (VCG5011)