Course Title: Research Methods for Health and Medical Science 1: Case Study

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Research Methods for Health and Medical Science 1: Case Study

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


173H School of Health and Biomed


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Trisha Jenkins

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 9925 6523

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 201.02.039

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required prior study (Pre-requisites)

Students are expected to have a sound background knowledge in the discipline area of pharmacology, clinical trials, and pharmaceutical regulatory affairs.

Course Description

The primary focus of the course is on expression, both oral and written, of professional development throughout BH121.  This course will be taken in first semester of the program.  It will complement the concurrent studies undertaken by students in Professional Research Project 1.    This course is a designated WIL course.  This course includes a Work Integrated Learning 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.

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. Advance arguments and develop skills in public speaking and written communication
  2. Work effectively in team environment
  3. Appreciate the professional aspects associated with the pharmaceutical industry, as demonstrated by ongoing professional development
  4. Place your experience into the context of personal growth in the pharmaceutical industry or in an alternate career path

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 material on RMIT's 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: Reflective Professional Journals

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 2: Case study of placement (Professional flyer)

Weighting 30%

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

Assessment Task 3: Workshop Activities

Weighting 30%

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