Courses & Units

Research Thesis B CSA712



This unit is the second of a Research Thesis unit series concerning the development, planning and conduct of a research project in the area of clinical pharmacy, pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacology. This unit focuses on the research proposal refinement and ethics application. Students must undertake all units (Research Thesis B, C, D and E) to complete their research thesis in the Master of Clinical Pharmacy. A result of Interim Completion (IC) will be awarded for successful completion and a final result will be issued in the fifth and final unit successfully completed.


Unit name Research Thesis B
Unit code CSA712
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy
Coordinator Mr Colin Curtain
Available as student elective? No
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand basic principles surrounding data collection and data analysis for research purposes and draft a reasonably detailed data collection and data analysis plan for your own research project.
  • Write a coherent research proposal that includes a literature review, aims of your research and a protocol that outline data collection and analysis plan in your chosen research topic.
  • Gain the working knowledge of ethical principles related to your chosen area of research and apply them to your own research by completing and submitting an ethics application to the relevant committees.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
019907 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable

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Teaching Pattern

Online via MyLO; Participation in online tutorials and meeting rooms. Meetings with thesis project supervisor.

AssessmentEthics application (20%)|Written research proposal (80%)
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