Dr Asma Yahyouche MRPharmS, DPhil

Academic Practitioner

Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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Contact details

School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Therapeutics Section
Medical School Building
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Asma is an Academic Practitioner and is part of the team developing the Pharmacy Programmes within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. She will be teaching Pharmacy Practice on the M Pharm course in addition to managing Community Pharmacy and industrial placements.

Asma is a Community Pharmacist Manager and a pre-registration pharmacist trainee program co-coordinator. She is enthusiastic about promoting Medicines Adherence and has a specific interest in the role of community pharmacists in the safe use of medicines and pharmaceutical care.

Asma is keen on developing inter-professional working, teaching and learning practices. Other areas of interest include drug safety in relation to adverse drug reactions (ADRs), pharmacovigilance and medication errors.

Qualifications

  • DPhil in Biomaterial 2011
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical society 2011
  • GPhC Registered Pharmacist 2011
  • MPharm 2007

Biography

Asma Yahyouche gained an MPharm (Hons) from The School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham in 2007 and completed her pre-registration training with Knights Pharmacy in 2011. Once registered as pharmacist, she was appointed as a pharmacist manager for Knights Pharmacy. She is spending most of her community pharmacy experience managing a dynamic pharmacy, where she has developed good working practices with local GP surgeries and other healthcare professionals. Since 2012, Asma has been acting as a pre-registration pharmacist trainee program coordinator for Knights Pharmacy including recruitment, interviewing, training program development, practice-based project supervision and mentoring.

She continued her Academic development through a DPhil degree at the University of Oxford.

Asma has been actively involved in community health initiatives and public health. She has provided mentoring and tutoring for other community pharmacy team members such trainee dispensers and healthcare assistants.

In 2013 Asma joined the College of Medical and Dental Science. She will be using her experience in community pharmacy and academia to link learning and development to Clinical Pharmacy Practice.

Teaching

  • M Pharm Undergraduate Programme

Postgraduate supervision

Asma’s areas of research interest are:

Review and consider the following research themes in community pharmacy:

  • Pharmaceutical Care
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Medicines Adherence
  • Drug Safety
  • Pharmacovigilance

Research

Asma is interested in medicines adherence and barriers to use of medicines in different communities. She is looking to work collaboratively across healthcare sectors, professionals and organisations to develop the role community pharmacists have in the safe use of medicines and improving patient outcomes.

Publications

Yahyouche A, Zhidao X, Czernuszka JT and Clover AJ (2011) Macrophage-mediated degradation of crosslinked collagen scaffolds. Acta Biomater 7(1):278-86

Yahyouche A, Zhidao X, Triffitt JT, Czernuszka JT and Clover AJP (2013) Improved angiogenic cell penetration in vitro and in vivo in collagen scaffolds with internal channels. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 24(6):1571-1580

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