GROUP PROJECT

PHA4GP

2020

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.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

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

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Work in a team and employ strategies to make team work a productive collaboration.

Activities:
Group meetings, reflections and reporting on them and continuous re-assessment of group functioning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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.

Activities:
Library workshop(s), meetings with group members and supervisor, independent study coordinated by the group
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Communicate research findings in written and oral form to a general audience.

Activities:
Group meetings, oral presentations, report writing.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Defend the approach taken to solving a research question when queried.

Activities:
Meetings with group members and supervisor, oral presentation, written report.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Two 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"(Where projects are laboratory based, laboratory time will be organised by the students on a needs basis.)"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% 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.15 01, 03
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.15 01
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. 20 01, 02, 03, 04
Research journal (1,000-words total)Five short entries are required, distributed over the semester Individual assessment20 01, 02, 03, 04
Written group report (1350-words equivalent, per student)Team-based assessment30 01, 02, 03, 04

Singapore (PSB), 2020, Term 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 37 - 47
Twenty four 1.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 37 - 47
Two 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 47 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 elementComments% 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.15 01, 03
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.15 01
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. 20 01, 02, 03, 04
Research journal (1,000-words total)Five short entries are required, distributed over the semester Individual assessment20 01, 02, 03, 04
Written group report (1350-words equivalent, per student)Team-based assessment30 01, 02, 03, 04