University of Canberra
The University of Canberra is a regional Australian university that places teaching and research emphasis in the development of all cadres of allied health professionals, in both the academic and vocational education sectors. Our allied health focus is in Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nutrition, Nursing, Midwifery and Psychology. We are a university that is involved in international development with a focus on competency needs based activities, that have global impact with specific country application.
The University of Canberra is involved in a number of international relationships which promote information exchange and capacity building in a research context. We are currently working with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) within Pacific Islands Countries on a three year project (2010-2012) developing culturally appropriate competency based training for various levels of healthcare worker in the medicines supply chain.
We work on occasion with WHO in the Western Pacific Region and have conducted capacity exchange activities with Ubon Ratchathani school of pharmacy in Thailand, National University of Fiji and University of Papua New Guinea.
Links to the health workforce crisis
Assistant Professor Mr Andrew Brown, is the domain lead for Pharmacy Workforce Support in the WHO, UNESCO, International Pharmacy Federation Pharmacy Education Taskforce (PET). PET aims to place pharmacy needs based education on the international agenda. The focus of this domain is on the competency and education requirements of midlevel cadres of the pharmacy workforce, in developing countries with few pharmacists.