Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

George John

 George John

B.Pharm (India); M. Pharm Prac (South Africa); Grad Cert in Pharmacoeconomics (South Africa); Grad Cert in Disease Management (South Africa).Grad Cert Univ. Learn & Teaching (Australia).

George predominantly teaches Pharmacy Practice subjects across the 4 years of the course. George is well regarded by his students and has been awarded an honorary life membership in the pharmacy students' body for his commitment and passion in developing students.

From a research and scholarly practice perspective, his interests are in the use of technology in enhancing and engaging curriculum delivery and student experience. He is also interested in Drug utilisation evaluation and also managerial process improvements in institutional settings. He has supervised various Master's degree projects in these areas, secured competitive research grants in these areas and also published in peer reviewed journal and presented the findings in many scientific proceedings internationally and nationally.

From a community engagement perspective George has served as the working party Member of NSW Ministry of Health Workforce Planning & Development task force on "Pharmacy Professionals workforce plan 2012-2022". He has also liaised with the various agencies and Patchwork service providers and the Local AMS (Aboriginal Medicine Services) for improving the health outcome in local communities. He has also engaged with various schools and teachers organisations to promote Pharmacy as a profession of choice for students.

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Teaching

Teaching philosophy

Mr John's philosophy in regards to teaching is summed up in the following Chinese proverb;
If you are planning for a year grow rice;
If you are planning for 20 years grow trees;
If you are planning for centuries, grow people.

Undergraduate Subjects

PHM101 Introduction to Pharmacy (8)

PHM215 Pharmacy Practice 1 (8)

PHM315 Professional & Business Pharmacy Practice (16)

PHM401 Professional Practice 1 (8)

PHM405 Professional Practice 2 (16)

MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology (8)

Post Graduate subjects

BMS508 Research Proposal (8)

BMS510 Dissertation (32)

BMS511 Processes of Pathology (8)

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Current Projects

  1. Evaluation of the efficacy of a pre-operative group-and-screen policy for patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery in a metropolitan teaching hospital.
  2. Correlation between long term Clozapine use and development of Leukaemia
  3. Increasing online lecture engagement- assessment of distance education technologies for providing in- lecture interactions.
Postgraduate supervision
  1. Supervisor -Correlation between long term Clozapine use and development of Leukaemia using a patient screening database. 2017 (Masters in Health Science), (Study proceeding), CSU, Australia.
  2. Supervisor- Laboratory Specimen Reception Optimisation using Lean Techniques to Identify and Reduce Wastes. 2017 (Masters in Health Science), (Study proceeding), CSU, Australia.
  3. Supervisor- Patient Blood Management: Evaluation of the efficacy of a pre-operative group-and-screen policy for patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery in a metropolitan teaching. 2016 (Masters in Health Science), (Study Completed), CSU, Australia.
  4. Supervisor - Implementation of Maximum Surgical Blood Ordering Schedule (MSBOS) - the first step towards Patient Based Management (PBM). 2015 (Masters in Health Science), (Study completed), CSU, Australia.
  5. Co-Supervisor-Olive biophenols as antibiotic boosters: In vitro interaction of olive leaf biophenols with ampicillin. 2014.  (Hons. Bachelor of Health Science), (Study completed), CSU, Australia
  6. Supervisor - "Home Ventilation: Developing a risk profile through a retrospective review using the WHO's International Patient Safety Event Classification". A Canadian perspective. 2013 (Masters in Health Science)-study completed, CSU, Australia.
  7. Supervisor - "Knowledge of transfusion medicines in regional hospitals". 2013 (Masters in Health Science), (Study completed), CSU, Australia.
  8. Supervisor - "Prevalence of respiratory syncytial virus in small children in Mauritius and its impact on seasonality changes". A retrospective study. 2013 (Masters study to be completed), CSU, Australia.
  9. Supervisor - "Pharmacy & e-technology in Australia". 2012 (Masters in Health Science), CSU, Australia.
  10. Co-supervisor - "Risk management in the Pharmacy industry of Australia". 2011 (PhD study to be completed), CSU, Australia.
  11. Supervisor - "Prevalence of Syphilis in Tasmania. A 30 year retrospective study". 2010 (Masters Study completed), CSU, Australia.
  12. Supervisor - "Antibiotic resistance in a Hong Kong Teaching hospital". 2010 (Masters in Health Science), CSU, Australia.
  13. Supervisor - "Implementation of a Global Trigger tool in adverse effect reporting in a Canadian Teaching hospital". 2009 (Masters in Health Science), Ontario, Canada.
  14. Supervisor - "Medicine usage patterns of Ritalin in ADHD patients in the private health sector". 2009 (Study completed), Potchefstroom, South Africa.
  15. Co-Supervisor- "Clinical trials on Absorbtax® in a South African context". 2009 (Study discontinued due to clinical trial results being deemed as sensitive market information by company), Potchefstroom, South Africa.
  16. Co-Supervisor- "Medicine usage patterns of ARV's in the private health sector in South Africa". 2009 (Study completed), Potchefstroom, South Africa.
  17. Supervisor- "Medicine usage patterns on a hospital level in the North-West province: A therapeutic budget approach". 2008 (Study completed), (Cum Laude), Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Research funding received
  1. Funding from UImagine for a project in 2015 (AU $19,500.00) on evaluating educational technologies.
  2. Funding from The Pharmacy Foundation for Hons project in 2014 (AU $12,000.00) antibiotic resistance.
  3. Funding from Education for Practice Institute, Australia for practice based education in pharmacy curriculum in 2011 (AU $10,000.00).
  4. CSU Faculty of Science grant for AU $ 1200.000 in 2010
  5. National Research Foundation (NRF) South Africa funds for Medicine usage patterns in public hospitals. AU $ 25,000.00 equivalent in 2009.
  6. National Research Foundation (NRF) South Africa funds for Medicine usage patterns in public hospitals  AU $ 7500.000 equivalent in 2008.
  7. North-west University South Africa institutional funding to supplement NFR project funds for Medicine usage patterns in public hospitals AU $ 5000.000 equivalent in 2008.
  8. North-West University, South Africa for various research projects from 2007-2009 AU $ 9000.000 equivalent [cumulative from 2001-2009].
  9. Funding from National Research Fund (NRF) Thutuka programme for funding student support for those enrolled in my project in a Masters program from 2007-2009 = AU $ 44,000.00 equivalent

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