Research Methods (PHAR4815)


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 be commenced in Semester 1 and completed in Semester 2 under the direct supervision of one or a group of academic staff members.

Further unit of study information


Data management (approx 18hrs); literature searching and appraisal, and scientific presentations (approx 8hrs); research methods (approx 39hrs); journal club and seminars (approx 12hrs) and research project.


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


Those recommended by individual lecturers and research project supervisors.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

PHAR3811 and PHAR3812 and PHAR3813 and PHAR3814 and PHAR3821 and PHAR3822 and PHAR3823 and PHAR3824


PHAR4811 and PHAR4812 and PHAR4823

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.