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.
This unit is quota restricted. Selection is on a first-in, first enrolled basis. For more information please contact the faculty at http://monash.edu/pharm/future/contact/
- Previously coded PGC5007 (PGC6007)
- For postgraduate coursework pharmacy discontinuation dates, please see http://www.pharm.monash.edu.au/students/pg-coursework/unit-discontinuation-dates.html
This unit will enable students to develop their skills in performing practice based research. Content will cover topics such as: performing practice based research, writing project/grant proposals and ethics submissions, qualitative versus quantitative research, managing and analysing data. Students enrolled in the Master of Clinical Pharmacy or Master of Wound Care (who are completing this unit as a prerequisite for PGC5108 and PGC5109) will receive detailed information regarding the allocation and roles of supervisors at the University and workplace, as well as the expectations for this series of units.
At the completion of this unit the participant will be able to:
- Develop a research proposal and timeline for a practice based research project, using appropriate data collection and analysis methods.
- Create a research team; including identifying and negotiating with collaborators and preparing ethics applications.
- Effectively integrate knowledge, experience, and research skills to develop and refine a research proposal.
- Use peer, collaborator and supervisor feedback and critical reflection to refine a research proposal.
- Prepare and deliver oral and written presentations about research objectives and methodologies to a diverse audience of healthcare personnel and academics.
Class presentation of research project proposal: 20 % (hurdle)
Written submission of proposal and (if required) ethics submission: 40% (hurdle)
Monash review panel mark: 40%
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 tutorials or discussion groups, research and preparation for assignments.
See also Unit timetable information
This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Clinical pharmacy practice
PGC5007 (PGC6007), PGW5124 (PGW6124), PGW5128 (PGW6128)