The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Honours program provides a grounding in state-of-the-art biomedical research approaches. The pharmacology coursework subject covers topics in analytical pharmacology, cutting edge research techniques in drug design and molecular pharmacology, and in evaluating mechanisms of drug action at the molecular level through to complex integrated systems in vivo. It is a challenging and exciting year for the committed student who wishes to test their capacity and ability in research. The course year starts in February and ends in November and is only available full time.
In addition to satisfying the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) entry requirements, students are required to have completed stream specific prerequisites. Details of stream specific prerequisites can be found at the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) entry and participation requirements page.
Intended learning outcomes
Graduates of the Pharmacology Honours program will be able to:
- Locate, utilise and synthesise information available in scientific and medical literature and ensure an understanding of experimental data in order to construct a rational scientific argument.
- Demonstrate skills in experimental design and analysis relevant to pharmacology and select appropriate statistical analyses to suitably address research questions.
- Demonstrate technical research skills appropriate to pharmacology that lead to the accumulation of research data and generates new knowledge.
- Develop effective scientific communication skills that enables clear explanation of pharmacological concepts, approaches and research findings to various audiences in both written and spoken formats.
- Apply principles of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship, including identifying and following the principles of ethical conduct of research using animals and humans.
- Demonstrate proficiency in time management for completion of scientific tasks against set deadlines.
- Work effectively independently, and collaboratively under supervision within a research team from diverse backgrounds.
Last updated: 8 May 2021