University of Sydney Pharmacy big winner at pharmacy conference

6 February 2014

University of Sydney was the big winner at the 2013 Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association Conference, recently held at the University of Otago, Dunedin (NZ).

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Professor Andrew McLachlan, Faculty of Pharmacy, was awarded the prestigious 2013 Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA) Medal. The medal is APSA’s highest award and recognizes an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice.
Arcelio Benetoli, Pharmacy PhD candidate, won the prize for Outstanding Poster Presentation in Pharmacy Practice for his paper Social Media and Pharmacy.
About Professor McLachlan
Professor Andrew McLachlan is a pharmacist, academic, teacher and researcher with experience in clinical and experimental pharmacology and research into the quality use of medicines. He is Professor of Pharmacy (Aged Care) at the University of Sydney Pharmacy School based at Concord Hospital. His research focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of variability in response to medicines and how this informs the quality use of medicines. Andrew is currently the Director of a NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Medicines and Ageing.

Bachelor of Pharmacy Program

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.
Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years

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