This Assignment Help is designed to help you with your research activities for the Group Project and Presentation.
For this assignment, you are required to:
1. Develop a Dossier (Written Report) on a particular Drug and a Pharmaceutical Company associated with that product. Your dossier should include:
2. Present the dossier and give a 4 minute Oral Presentation per person on the company and the product
After watching the above video you can now start by identifying the concepts (main ideas) from your assignment topic prior to searching. Consider alternative words for these concepts which, together with the concept term, become your searchable keywords.
salicylic acid, acetylsalicylic acid
reaction, aftereffect, adverse effects, contraindications
pharmaceutical company, pharmaceutical solutions, pharmaceutical chemist, drug company
The following Databases are a good starting point for finding information about your selected drugs. For more options, look at the Find Evidence tab at the top of the guide.
Australian Public Assessment Reports for prescription medicines (AusPARs) Includes TGA approval notes. Browse by active ingredient or product name. May be the only source of information for your drug, especially if it is new.
Medicines Complete – Provides access to a large collection of drug information handbooks and other publications.
MIMS online (5 user licence) – Australia's medicine database which includes full medicines information, product images, consumer medicines information and The Australian Prescriptions Product Guide (APP Guide).
SciFinder Includes a broad spectrum of technical and scientific information based on the CAplus, CASREACT, and Registry databases from the Chemical Abstracts Service.
Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) " is part of the Australian Government Department of Health, and is responsible for regulating therapeutic goods including prescription medicines, vaccines, sunscreens, vitamins and minerals, medical devices, blood and blood products" - from TGA basics
Scopus - One of the largest bibliographic, multidisciplinary databases.
SciFinder is a database that provides access to authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences. Have a look at the training resources below to learn how to search in SciFinder;
Information about pharmaceutical products and companies can sometimes be found in various media and other information sources.
Your assignment requires you to find information regarding intellectual property such as drug patents. A patent is a legally enforceable protection on a product, composition or process. A patent allows a person or organisation the exclusive right to commercially exploit the invention for the life of the patent.
The Uni SA Library has a Patents and Standards Guide to help you further understand and research patents, and to guide you in finding patents on specific drugs.
Select the above image to access the Company and Information Library Guide containing Company and Industry Information.
Business Source Complete is a database that allows you to find company profiles and reports, and market analysis reports from Medtrak or Marketline.
1. From the "more" tab, select Company Profiles
2. Search for the company you are interested in, e.g. Bayer.
3. Click on the PDF to see the full report. Sections include SWOT analysis (required for your assignment) and Business description.
4. Now try searching the Company information tab.
Search Tip: Not getting any results?
Once you have identified potential articles, you need to start evaluating them to identify which articles are the most relevant and appropriate.
The following video provides information on how to evaluate your resources:
The length of the Dossier (Written Report) should be such that there will be a maximum of 2,000 words per student. The Oral Presentation should be no more than 4 minutes per student.
The Sudent Engagement Unit has guides on how to write specific types of assignments:
View the Student Engagement Unit's Academic Skills Website for help writing your assignment, or to make an appointment with SEU staff.
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