Associate Professor Rural Health
BPharm(Hons) (Tas); PhD (Tas)
Dr Rohan Rasiah is an Associate Professor Rural Health, at the Western Australian Centre Rural Health and is based in the Pilbara. He is a practicing community pharmacist and prior to his appointment at WACRH, he was the Program Convenor of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) program at the University of Newcastle. His teaching experience encompasses clinical pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics and rural health. Dr Rasiah has taught into undergraduate and postgraduate programs in pharmacy, nursing, midwifery and allied health, focusing on disease state management, communication skills, clinical leadership and prescribing.
He has experience in using simulated learning environments to help engage students and integrate their core knowledge into practice and expertise in the delivery of simulation exercises for pharmacy and other health professional students in an inter-professional environment and has been actively involved in curriculum design and delivery in particular around the incorporation of simulation into curricula.
He is currently on the TEQSA Register of Experts (Discipline 060501 Pharmacy; Academic Quality Assurance; Curriculum Development and Design). From 2013-2016 he was an academic representative on the Accreditation Committee of the Australian Pharmacy Council. He was a member of the Health Workforce Australia Program Advisory Group for Simulation. He has been the Deputy President of Academic Senate (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Newcastle from 2010-2012. Prior to his appointment at the University of Newcastle he was the Pharmacist Academic located with the Mt Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health and Senior Lecturer in the Bachelor of Pharmacy Program at James Cooks University.
Research Interests :
- Simulated Learning Environments and Assessment
- Quality Use of Medicines
- Provision of Health Services to Remote Communities
- Aboriginal Health
- Primary Health Care
- Evaluation of Teaching and Learning Programs
Memberships / Affiliations:
- Member, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
- Member, Professional Pharmacists Australia
- Member, International Pharmaceutical Federation