Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Phillip Thompson


Students will attend advanced compulsory course work sessions including non-assessable introductory programs, and assessable coursework components relevant to drug delivery and lead optimization. The coursework will be taught within the research theme. Students will undertake coursework study equivalent to a minimum 40 hours of contact which directly supports the research project they are conducting. The coursework program will be overseen by the Faculty research training committee.


At the completion of this unit the participant will;

  1. Have gained insight into the breadth and diversity of the drug delivery and lead optimization research field
  2. Be proficient in safe work practices for a chemical laboratory
  3. Be able to critically review the scientific literature in their discipline
  4. Have a detailed understanding of the processes involved in the design, development and implementation of a research project
  5. Be able to execute and analyse a set of laboratory-based studies
  6. Be able to present scientific results in a style suitable for publication
  7. Have the capability to pursue higher studies and learning in the pharmaceutical sciences discipline


Course work activities will generally be confined to first semester and include a combination of tutorials, research specific lectures, non-assessable and assessable written work, (or examinations) relevant to the coursework material within their research area.

The assessment for coursework is worth 25% of the overall final mark.

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The prerequisite for entry to the Honours Degree of the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science is a bachelor degree in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science, Medicinal Chemistry, Formulation Science or other related field. An average overall credit grade or higher in the final year of the course, or equivalent qualifications and experience deemed by the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Training Committee to be suitable preparation for the candidate's proposed field of study is required.