Research Methods (PHAR6000)


Through coursework, assignments, reports and presentations, the unit of study develops the generic skills required to undertake research at a postgraduate level. The main activities are the literature review, laboratory safety, data management, research project design, scientific writing and oral presentation. In addition, each discipline has the option to expand on these core methodologies as seen appropriate by the Head of Discipline in which the candidate is undertaking their research component.

Further unit of study information




Oral presentation and journal article (5%), statistics oral presentation (10%), statistics project logbook (5%), faculty seminar attendance (5%), research project proposal (25%), written report (40%) and supervisor's feedback (10%).

Faculty/department permission required?


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.