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Unit Overview


This unit provides opportunities for incoming exchange students to participate in a pharmacy research project conducted within the Master of Pharmacy Program at UWA (MPharm). You will work in pairs to take responsibility for a small research project, working under the guidance and advice of an academic advisor. You are expected to spend the equivalent of 5 days per week on the project for a period of at least 6 weeks. How, when and where you spend this time will depend on the requirements of the research and your academic advisor. The project framework must be worked out in consultation with the advisor, and you will be expected to develop and execute the

research. At the completion of the process, you will deliver an oral seminar to present the findings of your research. You will also have to submit a written report to the coordinator highlighting your achievements over the exchange period

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Students are able to (1) define a research problem and formulate the hypothesis; (2) conduct a literature review; (3) design research methodology with appropriate controls and standards; (4) conduct experiments according to good research practices and ethics requirements; (5) collect, record, process, analyse and display research data using appropriate software and statistical

methods; (6) interpret research data with reference to literature evidence; (7) communicate research findings in the form of a written report and an oral presentation; and (8) work collaboratively within a research team.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written report; (2) seminar; and (3) effort. Further information is available in the unit outline.

This unit is assessed on an ungraded pass/ungraded failed basis. All assessment items must be successfully completed.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Lee Yong Lim
Unit rules
Exchange students from Zhejiang University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Contact hours
5 days per week for six weeks
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.