Courses & Units

Research Thesis 2 CSA713


This unit is the second of a Research Thesis unit series concerning the development, planning and conduct of a research project in clinical pharmacy, pharmacy practice or clinical pharmacology. This unit requires students to analyse and interpret interim or final results from data collected within a research project. Students must undertake all units (Research Thesis 1, 2, 3 and 4) to complete their research thesis in the Master of Clinical Pharmacy. An interim result will be awarded for successful completion and a final result will be issued in the final unit.


Unit name Research Thesis 2
Unit code CSA713
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy
Coordinator Mr Colin Curtain
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Collect and analyse data using appropriate statistical methods.
  • Present your results in appropriate scientific formats using figures and tables, where applicable, with academic writing style.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.




Concurrent Prerequisites


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

CSA729, CSA730


Teaching Pattern

 Approximately 10 hours per week which includes - Online learning via MyLO; Online tutorials and meeting rooms. Meetings with thesis project supervisor.

AssessmentEthics task|Results Summary
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.


The following book is recommended to give you an overall picture of conducting clinical research.

Gallin, J. I., Ognibene, F. P. (2012). Principles and Practice of Clinical Research. 797 pages, Elsevier Science.
This book is available in full text as an eBook in the eLibrary of the University.

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