Medical School

Pharmacology Honours

Further information

Studying Honours

Current Honours projects


Honours is a one year full-time research course under the supervision of a staff member.

Your studies will foster enhanced observational skills, relevant practical skills, problem solving and literacy and communication skills, as well as professional responsibility and ethical conduct.

From the research topics offered every year, you will undertake an individual research project, the findings of which form the basis for your written thesis and oral presentations.

Important dates for honours submissions

Monday 16 February to 17 February
Honours orientation program
Thursday 26 February (10.30 am)
Introduction to honours in Pharmacology information session with Honours coordinator (Room 1.18, Pharmacology)
Thursday 26 February (12.00 pm)
Welcome lunch for Honours students and supervisors
Friday 13 March
Last day to withdraw from Semester 1 units
Wednesday 22 April to Thursday 23 April (11 am to 5 pm)
Preliminary Honours seminars (Room 1.18 – note that times may change)
Monday 11 May
Student submit draft of Literature Review/Research Plan to primary supervisor
Friday 16 May
Last day for return of annotated Literature Review to student
Friday 22 May (5 pm)
Due date for Literature Review/Research Plan
Friday 14 August (3 pm)
Information session on manuscript preparation with Honours coordinator
Monday 5 October (5 pm)
Deadline for manuscript submission
Monday 12 October (9 am)
Submit poster for mounting within Pharmacology Unit
Friday 16 October (10 am to 5 pm)
Poster presentations and interviews and exit survey (final formal commitment for 2009 Honours candidate)
Wednesday 21 October
Collect written feedback specifying revisions from manuscript examiners (from Pharm Administrative office, 1st floor, M-Block)
Friday 6 November
Last day for submission of Honours Thesis (including corrected versions of manuscript and Literature Reviews)