University of Sydney Handbooks - 2020 Archive

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Honours in Pharmacology is embedded within the Bachelor of Advanced Studies. Students will be part of world leading medical research within the School of Medical Sciences. The one-year program includes a 36-credit point research project giving students access to the latest biomedical technologies, whilst two 6-credit point coursework units will aid in the development of fundamental research and communication skills. To view a full list of projects please visit our online project database.
To be eligible the student must meet the requirements outlined in the resolutions and have completed any major within the School of Medical Sciences that is relevant to the project. The student needs to find a suitable supervisor and complete the expression of interest form (pdf, 120KB)

Honours Coordinator:

Professor Robert Vandenberg

General enquires and EOI form submission:

Unit outlines will be available though Find a unit outline two weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session


The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) (Pharmacology) requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework core units, and
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours research project units

Honours Coursework Core

Research Skills for Medical Sciences
6      Semester 1
Communicating Ideas in Biomedical Science
6      Semester 1
The following units will not run in 2020: SOMS4101, SOMS4102.

Honours Core Research Project

Pharmacology Honours Project A
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Pharmacology Honours Project B
6    C PCOL4103
Semester 1
Semester 2
Pharmacology Honours Project C
6    C PCOL4104
Semester 1
Semester 2
Pharmacology Honours Project D
6    C PCOL4105
Semester 1
Semester 2
Pharmacology Honours Project E
6    C PCOL4106
Semester 1
Semester 2
Pharmacology Honours Project F
6    C PCOL4107
Semester 1
Semester 2