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Science in Practice event delves in to Pharmacy


Pharmacy students at Robert Gordon University (RGU) gained a valuable insight in to the science behind their studies at a special event this month.

L to R: Ruth Edwards, Ranjit Barry, Colin Cable, Ina Donat, Alan Timmins, Karis McKibbin, Barbara McKenzie.More than 80 students from second and fourth year attended the Science in Practice afternoon session at the Sir Ian Wood Building on Thursday, December 10.

Dr Barbara McKenzie, lecturer in pharmaceutics at RGU, worked with colleagues from the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences to organise the event.

Speakers included Alan Timmins, NHS Fife Critical Care Pharmacist and Lead Clinical Pharmacist at Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, Colin Cable, Assistant Chief Scientist, Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS).

Karis McKibbin, a Pre-Registration Pharmacist at Clear Pharmacy in Aberdeen and RGU Pharmacy Practice lecturer Ina Donat also gave presentations to the students.

Dr McKenzie said: “The Science in Practice session was very successful and it was great for the students to hear from such a range of experienced speakers.

“The aim was to promote the science behind the practice of pharmacy, using pharmacists from clinical and community practice, who gave real-life examples from their work.

“Feedback from the students has been very positive and we hope that this can become an annual event to help year groups further develop their skills.”

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Ross AndersonCommunications Officer | Health and Sport