GROUP PROJECT

PHA4GP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Teamwork, research, project management, and evidence-based practice are important aspects of science and professional pharmacy practice. In this subject, you will undertake a team-based research project. You will be able to choose a topic relevant to pharmacy practice, or chemical, biological, or pharmaceutical science. Your project team will meet regularly to discuss strategies, manage progress, distribute roles within the team, and analyse results. Your team will be mentored to achieve completion of your research project, communication of your findings, and development of skills in effective teamwork and project management.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must have completed at least 90 Credit Points of 2nd year subjects in their respective program (or have permission from the Subject Coordinator) or be admitted into SBSSI or SBMSSI or SBSCSI

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Work in a team and employ strategies to make team work a productive collaboration.
02. Research a topic in science or pharmacy practice at an appropriate depth, and gain experience in literature searching and critically examining that literature for relevance and quality.
03. Communicate research findings in written and oral form to a general audience.
04. Defend the approach taken to solving a research question when queried.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
Two 3.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
(Where projects are laboratory based, laboratory time will be organised by the students on a needs basis.)

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Oral presentation of research plan (5 minutes per student) (500 words equivalent, per student)Present as a team, but individually assessed. Each student will outline their individual role and contribution to the overall team as part of the presentation.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO3

Peer assessment of participation( 700-words equivalent)Individual peer assessment of the contribution of all team members using a specific rubric, which accounts for the quantity and quality of contribution of each team member to the project.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1

Final oral presentation (10 mins per student) (850-words equivalent, per student)Present as a team, but individually assessed. Each student will specify their role and their contribution to the project outcomes.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Research journal (1,000-words total)Five short entries are required, distributed over the semester Individual assessment

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written group report (1350-words equivalent, per student)Team-based assessment

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4