PSC3232 - Formulation Science Placement - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Dr Laurence Orlando

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


This four week placement provides students with work experience in an industry relevant to the formulation major.

In addition students participate in activities to develop their job seeking and career planning skills, for example, writing resumes, job applications and cover letters, and interview techniques.


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

  1. Identify areas of interest for their future career;
  2. Participate effectively in interviews and write a professional resume;
  3. Work in a team in the context of a professional environment;
  4. Design an experimental approach to solving a problem;
  5. Prepare a technical report and present on experimental work conducted to the Monash supervisor and the industry team and managers;
  6. Reflect on professional experience


The unit is a pass/fail unit based on the following hurdle requirements:

  • Performance at industrial site
  • Written project report
  • Presentation at the industry site with a clear explanation of the context, results and conclusions.
  • Reflective blog and other documents required in the framework of career plan

Workload requirements

Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Ten hours of workshops and interviews in semester one

Additional requirements:

  • 140 hours of practical placements in industry in semester two

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


PSC3231 Pharmaceutical Product Manufacture

PSC3041 Applied Analytical Methods

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