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 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


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.


Data management assignment (15%), literature review search strategy and outline (5%), oral scientific presentation (5%), literature review manuscript (50%), and literature review presentation (25%).


Those recommended by individual lecturers and research project supervisors.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

PHAR3815 and (PHAR3811 or PHAR3816) and (PHAR3812 or PHAR3817) and (PHAR3813 or PHAR3818) and (PHAR3814 or PHAR3819) and (PHAR3821 or PHAR3828) and (PHAR3822 or PHAR3829) and (PHAR3823 or PHAR3826) and (PHAR3824 or PHAR3827) and PHAR3825


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.