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Primary Health Care Weekend
The PSA Victorian Primary Health Care
Weekend aims to support pharmacists
in building effective pharmacy teams to
enhance their service to consumers in the
primary healthcare setting.
To make it easier for pharmacists and
pharmacy support staff to get to the
seminar it will be run in Parkville at the
PSA Victorian Branch headquarters on
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April. As the
branch office is co-located with the Faculty
of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science
at Monash University, the seminar will be
run in the Faculty's state of art training and
learning facility which is easily accessible
by car and public transport.
Pharmacists will learn about the latest
practical tips in common primary health
area such as food allergies, drugs in
breast feeding, child psychology, eczema,
dermatitis and acne, weight management,
To offer maximum flexibility, pharmacists
may attend either one or both days and
acquire up to 20 CPD credits.
Victorian Branch President, Mark Feldschuh
said that one of
the key focusses of
this seminar was to
pharmacies to build
an effective primary
health care team.
He said the seminar
will have concurrent pharmacy assistant
specific sessions so that pharmacy support
staff could gain relevant skills to support
their pharmacists. The pharmacy assistant
streams on Saturday 21 April will also
meet QCPP requirements for ongoing
training. Pharmacy assistants from Self
Care Pharmacies who register will receive
a special discount, making it a very cost
effective way for the pharmacy to fulfil its
obligations as a QCPP employer.
Besides a comprehensive education
program, there will be also an industry
display in the Cossar Hall showcasing
latest products and services. As well, the
Early Career Pharmacist Working Group
will host a BBQ on Saturday evening,
complemented by an optional guided tour
of the world-leading high tech pharmacy
education facility at Monash University.
On Saturday afternoon there will also be a
session on financial planning and banking
for individuals and businesses.
Members are asked to register early as the
last Sunday seminar was sold out a couple
of weeks before the event. For registration
or information, please visit:
Pharmacy student wins
A Danish Masters student is studying
at the University of Tasmania Pharmacy
School courtesy of a Crown Princess
Princess Mary is, of course, one
of Tasmania's most famous and
In February the 2012 Scholarship was
awarded to two students studying in the
University of Tasmania (UTAS) Faculty of
Health Science -- Dortea (Dottie) Andersen
and Anette Madsen, both 23. Dottie is
in the final year of her Masters at the
University of Copenhagen and Anette is
in her final year of study at VIA University
College in Aarhus.
Dottie's Masters project, which she
is carrying out in part at the UTAS
School of Pharmacy, is titled: The
kinetics of oncology drugs with
Dottie was encouraged to complete her
Masters at UTAS by her supervisor at the
Dottie Andersen holding the cheque with her UTAS Supervisor, Dr Rahul Patel.
University of Copenhagen, who completed
her own Masters at UTAS, and now works
collaboratively with the UTAS Head of
Pharmacy Professor Greg Peterson.
In her application, Dottie described
studying at UTAS as the experience of a
lifetime and could not wait to have UTAS as
part of her education. She said she looked
forward to studying in a university on the
'other side of the world.'
After receiving the award Dottie said.
'My supervisor was here years ago and as
UTAS Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter
Rathjen congratulated Dottie and Anette
on receiving the scholarship.
'Our partnership with the University of
Copenhagen and our special ties with
Denmark via our UTAS alumnus Crown
Princess Mary, mean that students can
benefit from a fine education and also
from the experience of studying overseas
with this Scholarship'.
The recipients are chosen not only for
their academic merit, but also their extra-
curricular activities and motivation for
studying in Tasmania. The scholarship is
open to undergraduate and postgraduate
students in all areas of studies offered
The Scholarship is awarded to high
achieving students from Denmark
and provides the recipients each with
$3,000 towards the cost of their studies
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