Associate Head for Student Affairs, First Year Coordinator and Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science and Practice
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Mrs Holmes graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy in 1978 and worked in community and hospital pharmacies in remote and regional areas of Tasmania, NSW and Northern Territory. While employed at the Royal Hobart Hospital, she completed a Masters Degree at the University of Tasmania, investigating the stability of antibiotics in peritoneal dialysis fluids. This lead to work as a lecturer in pharmaceutical science. She has a leadership role in the area of learning and teaching and student support within the Division of Pharmacy. She is also the Chair of the Division of Pharmacy Learning and Teaching Committee.
Mrs Holmes co-ordinates 1st year Pharmaceutical Science and Practice (CSA155 and CSA156), and a 'fast-track' summer program, Transition to Pharmacy Practice (CSA112) that enables students with relevant prior learning to transition into the Bachelor of Pharmacy at 2nd year level.
She also teaches applied pharmaceutical science and pharmaceutical calculations in other years of the degree program. Her teaching integrates theoretical and practical activities in which students develop an ability to apply their knowledge of pharmaceutical science to a range of professional and practical situations, including compounding pharmaceuticals, dispensing pharmaceuticals and communicating pharmaceutical information to patients.
She also teaches in the areas of cultural competence and intercultural communication in other degree programs within the Faculty of Health and in the Breadth unit Living and Working with Cultural Diversity (CAM104). She is particularly interested in approaches to assessment that motivate and enhance student learning and help students achieve their academic goals.
Mrs Holmes is interested in research aimed at improving the quality of learning and teaching and student support. She is currently collaborating with Student Learning staff on a project aimed at developing oral communication skills of pharmacy students. She is also a member of an inter-Faculty team working on a project aimed at embedding and developing cultural competence skills within various undergraduate programs.
Authorised by the Associate Head, Pharmacy
1 April, 2015