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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, 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.

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

2627

Abbreviated title

MPharmSc

CRICOS code

026697C

Managing faculty

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Contact details

http://www.pharm.monash.edu.au/students/contact-pharm-current-students.html

Admission and fees

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Course type

Master's by research

Standard duration

2 years FT, 4 years PT

The student's research master's project is to be conceived from the outset as clearly achievable within the standard duration of the degree, taking into consideration all elements, including any compulsory coursework required.

Mode and location

On-campus (Parkville)

Award/s

Master of Pharmaceutical Science

Description

This course provides research opportunities in any of the principal areas of research in the broad field of pharmaceutical science. Project availability is conditional upon the availability of materials, equipment and supervisors. Students are advised to consult with a potential supervisor regarding their choice of topic.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • produce a thesis that displays competence in understanding and carrying out research in the field of pharmaceutical science (but with less emphasis on comprehensive knowledge and originality as required in a PhD)
  • devise a research topic to investigate a particular pharmaceutical science research area
  • identify key research questions that are not too general and ambitious
  • select and review relevant theory and literature
  • design a study and choose appropriate methods to investigate the specific research questions
  • select appropriate modes of analysis
  • consider ethical issues involved in research
  • implement, critically appraise or apply research in a particular field
  • prepare a comprehensive written report that is professionally presented and contains all the required components of a master's thesis, including a bibliography.

Structure

This course consists of a research and thesis component undertaken in any of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences research areas.

Requirements

Students must, in consultation with and under the direct supervision of a member/s of the academic staff:

(1.) carry out a program of research on an agreed topic approved by the faculty in the student's chosen discipline for a specified period, including attending and/or presenting at seminars and other related activities as indicated by the faculty

(2.) submit for assessment a thesis of not more than 20,000 words on the program of research which meets the requirements of the examiners. Submission of the thesis based on or partially based on conjointly published or unpublished work is permitted.

Students enrol in the appropriate research unit relevant to their field:

  • PRU0001 Research in medicinal chemistry
  • PRU0002 Research in pharmacology
  • PRU0003 Research in pharmaceutics
  • PRU0004 Research in pharmacy practice

Students are required to undertake regular progress milestones to support them in conducting research of an appropriate quality, originality and depth as required by their course of study, in accordance with the Graduate Research Progress Management policyGraduate Research Progress Management policy (http://policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/research/mrgs/grad-research-progress-mgmt-policy.html) and supporting procedures.