Sydney Pharmacy members receive award for best paper

21 March 2014

The Sydney Faculty of Pharmacy’s Dr Stephen Carter, Dr Rebekah Moles, Professor Lesley White and Associate Professor Timothy Chen have been awarded the Annual Best Paper Award (2013) from the publication Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy.

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Their award-winning paper is entitled “Consumers’ willingness to use a medication management service: the effect of medication-related worry and the social influence of the general practitioner.” This is a fantastic achievement as it is the first time that Australian researchers have won the award since it was established in 2010. The paper examined the relationship between consumers’ thoughts and feelings about their medicines, their perceptions of how pharmacists could help them, and their willingness to use Home Medicines Review.
The results showed that consumers who were more worried about their medicines were more likely to value the pharmacists’ skills, and more willing to use the service. The paper also showed that consumers needed to believe that their general practitioner would approve of their participation. These findings have important implications in the design and delivery of pharmacist-provided services.

Bachelor of Pharmacy Program at Sydney Pharmacy School

The Bachelor of Pharmacy requires four years of full-time study. There are two semesters and one entry period per year. Major topics studied include chemical, physical, pharmaceutical and pharmacological properties of medicines and the application of these in the practice of pharmacy.
Entry Requirements

  • Applicants are required to have completed their high school diploma in order to be eligible for entry to the University of Sydney’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program.
  • Assumed knowledge: Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology or Physics. To study in the Bachelor of Pharmacy, you are expected to have knowledge of these subject areas. Grade 12 Physics is also recommended but not required.
  • If you have commenced or completed a university degree or any post-secondary studies, your most recent studies will be assessed in terms of your grades. If you have not completed the necessary prerequisite subjects in your post-secondary studies, your high school transcripts will then be assessed for prerequisite subjects. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee entry to the university’s undergraduate programs.

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