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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)Mr John Coutsouvelis, Ms Adriana Tiziani


This unit will enable students to consolidate their skills in performing practice based research. Didactic lectures will cover topics such as: performing practice based research, writing project/grant proposals and ethics submissions, qualitative versus quantitative research, managing and analysing data. Detailed information will also be provided to students regarding the allocation and roles of supervisors at the University and hospital, as well as the assessments required for this series of subjects.

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


At the completion of this unit the participant will be able to

  • develop a research proposal for a practice based research project
  • write a project/grant proposal
  • write and submit an ethics proposal
  • decide on the correct methodology and analysis for their chosen project
  • demonstrate an appropriate level of maturity and independence in developing a practice based research protocol


Class presentation of research project proposal 45 %;
Written submission of proposal & (if required) ethics submission: 45%;
Monash supervisor mark: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr John Coutsouvelis

Contact hours

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


ECX9720 Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Master of Clinical Pharmacy students must have achieved a minimum grade of 65% in
+ ECX9720 Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and
+ PGC5001 Evidence Based Practice.


VCG6013, VCW1124