6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Professional Practice I
How Medicines Work I
How the Body Works
Professional Practice II
Professional Practice III
How Medicines Work II
How Medicines Work III
Comprehensive Care: Respiratory and Gastrointestinal
Comprehensive Care: Dermatology and Pain
Professional Practice IV
Endocrinology & Renal
Blood, Brain & Cancers
Pathogens, Host Defense & Treatment
The unit provides students with an experience in current aspects of pharmacy research within and outside the faculty and will allow students to develop their understanding of the fundamentals of research philosophy and methodology. Content will cover topics such as: performing practice based research, writing project proposals and ethics submissions, qualitative versus quantitative research, managing and analysing data. This unit will expand the student's knowledge of research and enhance skills in information literacy, scientific writing and research. The research project will be started in PHR5151. The unit is compatible with Monash University's goals for research led teaching.
The aim of this unit is to provide students the opportunity to gain further skills in research and problem solving.
At the completion of this unit the participant will be able to:
- Design a research proposal and timeline using appropriate data collection and analysis methods
- Demonstrate understanding of research ethics and of the ethics approval process at Monash University
- Locate and critically evaluate literature relevant to the chosen research project and generate a written literature review in the style of an academic publication
- Integrate and critically reflect on peer, collaborator or academic feedback to refine the research process
- Demonstrate project management skills by proactively negotiating, documenting and meeting group timelines.
Assessment will comprise 100% in semester assessment. For the in-semester assessments, all learning outcomes will be assessed.
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study.
The unit requires on average 10-12 hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include teacher directed learning, reading time, participation in applieds or discussion groups, research and preparation for assignments.
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