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RGU professor receives CAIPE Honorary Fellowship

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RGU professor receives CAIPE Honorary Fellowship

A Robert Gordon University (RGU) professor has been recognised by the organisation which promotes Interprofessional Education (IPE) across the UK.

Professor Lesley DiackProfessor Lesley Diack from the university’s School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences has been awarded one of the first honorary fellowships of the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE).

The prestigious award was made on Thursday, June 16 at CAIPE’s Annual General Meeting in London.

An Honorary CAIPE Fellowship is a prestigious title awarded to an individual who is a member of the organisation and has made significant and outstanding contributions to IPE, collaborative working and the organisation.

Professor Diack, who is now the only Honorary Fellow of CAIPE in Scotland, said: “I’m very proud to have been recognised with an Honorary Fellowship from CAIPE for my work in interprofessional education in Scotland since 2003.”

Dr Richard Gray, Chair of CAIPE, said: “This award is a formal recognition from your colleagues in respect of your significant contribution to CAIPE and the IPE world.”

Professor Diack, who is professor of Transdisciplinary Research and Technology Enhanced Learning, has been involved in interprofessional education (IPE) for over 13 years and wrote the only report on IPE to the Scottish Government in 2008 which was based on her work in Aberdeen with RGU and the University of Aberdeen.

She has been an invited speaker on IPE nationally and internationally, led a number of collaborative research projects and has published widely on the topic.

Professor Diack is also a Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technologists, one of very few Principal Fellows of The Higher Education Academy in Scotland, and now the only Honorary Fellow of CAIPE in Scotland.

Dr Susanne Lindqvist from the University of East Anglia and Professor Liz Anderson from University of Leicester also received Honorary Fellowships at the CAIPE AGM.

About Robert Gordon University in Scotland, the UK

We are delighted to introduce you to Robert Gordon University, situated in Aberdeen, on the North East coast of Scotland. Robert Gordon University has a heritage going back 250 years, and it was granted university status in 1992. Since then the university has gone from strength to strength, proactively engaging with businesses in the development of many of its degree courses and meeting regional and national needs at a time of constant change and development. As a result we have a reputation for producing graduates that are highly sought after by employers.

Today Robert Gordon University delivers more than 300 courses to over 15,000 full and part-time students from 120 countries. Over the last decade we have consistently had one of the best records of any UK university for graduate-level employment and we were quoted in The Times Good University Guide 2013 as the best modern university in the UK – for the fifth year running.

Award Title:Master of Pharmacy (MPharm)
Length of Program:4 years
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Faculty:Health Sciences

Robert Gordon University Master of Pharmacy Overview

The role of the modern pharmacist has evolved greatly in recent years, making it a hugely varied and rewarding profession.

Pharmacists advise on and deliver the latest in cutting-edge treatments and medicines to millions of patients every day. Whether on the frontline of the NHS as a community pharmacist, working on a hospital ward, in a GP practice, in research or within industry, pharmacists are an integral part of the healthcare team. Pharmacy offers a challenging and patient-focused career path.

Robert Gordon University’s Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) course produces effective practitioners with the knowledge and skills to deliver the very best pharmaceutical care for patients underpinned by sound scientific principles. This is achieved through a student-centred approach, developing you as a life-long learner and reflective practitioner. An emphasis is placed on inter-professional learning where you will learn with and from other professions such as medicine, dentistry, nursing and allied healthcare professions.

At Robert Gordon University you will develop an understanding of how the body works; the effects of disease; how drugs are made, delivered to and affect the body; and importantly, how to achieve shared decision making with patients that ensures the maximum benefit from medicines with the minimum incidence of side effects.