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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 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 Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Laurence Orlando


The aim of the unit is to:

  1. Provide students with exposure to formulation science in an industrial setting;
  2. To give students experience in working in teams, problem solving and preparation of reports.
  3. To Discuss career planning and ways to go about it
  4. To Discuss defining professional behaviour
  5. To Discuss presenting well in resumes and interviews
  6. To expose students to real interviews with industrials for student placement selection
  7. To write a preplacement career Plan
  8. To confidently present their work in a self explanatory manner


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

  1. Understand how formulation science projects are run in the industry;
  2. Design an experimental approach to solving a formulation problem;
  3. Prepare a technical report on experimental work conducted.
  4. Conduct a technical presentation
  5. Identify areas of interest for their future career
  6. Prepare for the professional world
  7. Conduct interviews and write CVs


Satisfactory performance at industrial site and project written report
Satisfactory presentation at the industry with a clear explanation of the context and the results and conclusions.
Satisfactory reports on career plan

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Laurence Orlando

Contact hours

140 hours of practical placements

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