Course Title: Professional Research Project 2: Evidence Portfolio

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Research Project 2: Evidence Portfolio

Credit Points: 36.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


173H School of Health and Biomed


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Paul Bertrand

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 9925 7898

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 201.02.041

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required prior study (Pre-requisites)


Course Description

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real workplace context and where feedback from industry is integral to your experience.

Professional skills are acquired during a period of supervised placement in either a pharmaceutical company, or research laboratory, clinical trials organisation or government regulatory authority. The course covers the second half of the placement year, and aims to provide students with experience, skills, knowledge and attributes that characterise a pharmaceutical science professional that can only be obtained in the workplace.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BH121:  

  • Critically analyse and solve scientific problems (PLO1)
  • Communication and teamwork (PLO2)
  • Investigation and analysis (PLO3
  • Accountability for your own professional learning and conduct (PLO4)

On successful completion of this course you should be able to:  

  1. Competently use modern equipment and information technology relevant to your placement position
  2. Integrate theoretical and practical skills acquired in an academic environment ,with the skills expected of a pharmaceutical science professional
  3. Related medical and scientific ethics, professional legislative and regulatory requirements to practice in the pharmaceutical and related industries
  4. Recognise and manage appropriately typical health and safety issues affecting work practices in the pharmaceutical industry and related areas
  5. Display enterprise and personal skills such as teamwork, communication, problem-solving, decision making, initiative and creativity
  6. Reflect upon and critically analyse your experience during your period of work placement

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities for this course depend on your placement position and workplace.   Teaching schedules will vary based on the work place in which you are placed.

Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources available during this course include the library resources of RMIT, plus the full resources of the pharmaceutical organisation in which the student is placed. The course will also have material on the online Learning Management System (LMS) for the conduct of an online conference throughout the semester, and for the access of documents and learning materials related to the course.   Other Resources  myRMIT will be used to disseminate materials, provide you access to assessment, and for your to participate in online discussion and group work activities

Overview of Assessment


This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks   


Assessment Task 1: Final Seminar and Feedback  

Weighting 30%  

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6   


Assessment Task 2: Critical review  

Weighting 50%  

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6   


Assessment Task 3: Performance Appraisal  

Weighting 20%  

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6