Honours (PHAR4830)


This unit of study is designed to extend the Pharmacy undergraduate's knowledge and skills in research practice and problem solving, and written and oral scientific communication acquired in PHAR4815. Honours provides an important basis for those who may wish to branch into specialised areas and will be particularly useful for those seeking employment in industry, government, hospital laboratories, research institutions and also for those considering continuation to postgraduate studies. The journal club/seminar/postgraduate conference component of the course will assist in the development of advanced research and presentation skills and will complement the research project. A final research presentation and report describing research results and conclusions is to be conducted at the end of the semester.

Further unit of study information


Journal club and seminars (approx 15 hours in total) and research project (approx 35-40 hours per week) and monthly meeting (approx 3hrs). In addition, students are required to attend several sessions of the Faculty Postgraduate conference.
Forensic: 8hrs of Lectures


Research paper manuscript (50%), oral presentation of research project (25%), supervisor mark for overall research performance (20%), postgraduate conference report (5%). Satisfactory performance is required in the forensics examination.


Those recommended by individual lecturers and research project supervisors. Pharmacy and Poisons legislation is required but is made available in a specific format for the unit.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


PHAR4811 and PHAR4812 and PHAR4815 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.