Research Methods (PHAR4815)

UNIT OF STUDY

 Research Methods is a component of the Honours elective, and is designed to extend students' knowledge and skills in research methods and problem solving, as well as oral and written scientific communication. The workshop and seminar series in the unit will equip students with the advanced research skills needed for their research projects. Research projects will commence in Semester 1 and will be completed in Semester 2 under the direct supervision of an academic staff member or supervisory team.

Further unit of study information

Classes

Data management (approx 16hrs); literature searching and appraisal, and scientific presentations (approx 9hrs); research methods (approx 40hrs); journal club and seminars (approx 16hrs) and research project.

Assessment

Data management assignment (15%), literature review search strategy and outline (5%), oral scientific presentation (5%), seminar report (5%), literature review manuscript (50%), and literature review presentation (20%).

Textbooks

Those recommended by individual lecturers and research project supervisors.

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites

PHAR3815 and PHAR3825 and PHAR3816 and PHAR3817 and PHAR3818 and PHAR3819 and PHAR3826 and PHAR3827 and PHAR3828 and PHAR3829 and PHAR3100 and PHAR3200.

Corequisites

PHAR4811 and PHAR4812 and PHAR4823 and PHAR4100.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.