Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Dr David Kong



  • Full year 2016 (Day)


Students will attend advanced compulsory course work sessions including non-assessable introductory programs, and assessable coursework components relevant to medicine use and safety. 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 Graduate Research Committee.


At the completion of this unit the participant will;

  1. Have gained insight into the breadth and diversity of the medicine use and safety research field
  2. Be proficient in safe work practices for research in medicine use and safety
  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 research studies
  6. Be able to present research results in a style suitable for publication

() Have the capability to pursue higher studies and learning in the pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences discipline


This unit is 25% of the overall course mark. The assessment for this unit 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.
The other 75% of the course mark comes from the student's assessment in the PSC4412 unit.

Workload requirements

Oral presentations, staff directed study and self-directed study. Students will undertake coursework study equivalent to a minimum 40 hours of contact which directly supports the research project they are conducting.

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Chief examiner(s)


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