Dr. Bhuvan K.C.

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Lecturer
School of Pharmacy

bhuvan.kc@monash.edu
+603 5514 5885
Room  2-5-50

Dr Bhuvan KC obtained his undergraduate degree in pharmacy from the Pokhara University in Pokhara, Nepal and his masters in clinical pharmacy degree from the Univiersiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia and PhD in pharmacy practice from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Dr Bhuvan has taught pharmacy practice subject to the undergraduate level pharmacy students in Nepal and New Zealand. Apart from teaching, Dr Bhuvan has worked as a program manager for Apotheker Ohne Grenzen e.V., (Pharmacist without Borders Germany) supported health aid projects in Nepal. He also worked as a consultant for a Nepal based private organization called Sankalpa Foundation Pvt. Ltd. mainly in the areas of health aid projects, patient education, medication safety and pharmacist-led chronic diseases management programs.

Qualifications

- Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice), University of Otago, 2016

- Master of Pharmacy (Clinical Pharmacy), University Sains Malaysia, 2010

- Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (Hons), Pokhara University, 2007

Expertise

- Access to and quality use of medicines

- Community pharmacy managed pharmaceutical care programs

- Pharmacoeconomics (research interest)

- Travel health services (research interest)

- Pharmacy education (college versus practice)

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Scholarly Journals (Refereed Only)

Sharma S, KC Bhuvan, Khatri A. Factors influencing male participation in reproductive health: a qualitative study. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. 2018;11 pages 601-608.

KC Bhuvan, Heydon S and Norris P. Implications of changing trekker demographics on travel health in the Annapurna region. Public Health (In Press, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2018.09.018)

KC, Bhuvan, & Mohamed Izham, M. I. (2018). Positioning community pharmacies in terms of access and information and communication technologies use in modern cities of Malaysia. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, 9(3), 281-283.

KC Bhuvan; Khanal Saval. Utilizing the female community health volunteers for lifestyle intervention to reduce blood pressure: feasibility and sustaining the volunteerism? Correspondence. The Lancet Global Health 2018;6 (4):e373.

Shrestha, S., Poudel, R. S., Thapa, P., Baniya, S., & KC., Bhuvan (2018). Perception of patients towards the role of pharmacist: a cross‐sectional study from selected three hospitals in Central Nepal. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, 9(2), 145-151.

K.C Bhuvan; Palaian Subish, Khanal Saval; Alam Kadir; Khan Gulam Muhammad Khan; Budhathoki Uttam. History and evolution of pharmaceutical education in Nepal: education versus practice. Journal of Nepal Pharmaceutical Association 2017 Vol: 28 no:1.

Timsina S; KC Bhuvan; Adhikari D; Alian A. Alrasheedy; Mohamed Izham MI; Kaundinnyayana A. Overview and reflections of a new experimental community pharmacy internship module for undergraduate pharmacy students in western Nepal. Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions. 2017;16 (14):18.

KC Bhuvan, Heydon S, Norris P. Health programmes logisitcs and international aid in Nepal: an overview of processes improvement. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, 7 March 2016, doi:10.1111/jphs.12130 https://doi.org/10.1111/jphs.12130

KC Bhuvan, Heydon S, Norris P. Access to and quality use of non-communicable diseases medicines in Nepal. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, 2015: 8(1): 21

Sharma S, KC Bhuvan, Alrasheedy AA, Kaundinnyayana A, Khanal A. Impact of community pharmacy-based educational intervention on patients with hypertension in Western Nepal. Australasian Medical Journal. 2014;7 (7):304-313

Gyawali, S., Rathore, D. S., KC Bhuvan, & Shankar, P. R. (2013). Study of status of safe injection practice and knowledge regarding injection safety among primary health care workers in Baglung district, western Nepal. BMC international health and human rights,13(1),3

KC Bhuvan, Zuraidah Binti Mohd Yusoff, Alian A. ALrasheedy, Saad Othman. The characteristics and pharmacological management of cancer pain and its effect on patients’ daily activities and their quality of life: A cross sectional-study from Malaysia. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 2013 Jul;7(7):1408-13. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2013/5450.3

KC Bhuvan, Alian A. Alrasheedy, Mohamed Izham MI. A case report from Nepalese community pharmacy on levofloxacin induced abdominal pain. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, 2013 Jul;21(3):323-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jsps.2013.04.006

KC Bhuvan, Alian A. Alrasheedy, Mohamed Izham MI. Do community pharmacists in Nepal have a role in adverse drug reaction reporting systems? Australasian Medical Journal, 2013; 6(2): 100–103. Published online 2013 Feb 28. doi:10.4066/AMJ.2013.1544

KC Bhuvan, Poudel A, Mohamed Izham MI. Health Priorities of Nepal Government: Where are essential medicines? Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Volume 3, Issue 2 June 2012 Pages 125–126

KC Bhuvan, Subish P, Mohamed Izham MI. PharmD Education in Nepal: The Challenges Ahead .American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 2011: 75, 2 Article,38

Timilshina S, KC Bhuvan, Khanal M, Marshani B, Paudyal BR, Basnet NS. The Influence of ethnic origin on the skin photo aging: Nepalese study. International Journal of Cosmetic Science, Volume 33, Issue 6 December 2011 Pages 553–559  https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2494.2011.00670.x

Conference Proceedings (Refereed Only)

KC Bhuvan, Heydon Susan, Norris Pauline. Nongovernment organizations as healthcare provider in Western Nepal: outcomes, challenges and sustainability, Otago International Health Research Network, 8th Annual Conference, 12-13 November 2015, St Margaret's College, Dunedin

KC Bhuvan, Heydon Susan, Norris Pauline. Rural households’ access, usage and financing of essential medicines after implementation of the free healthcare policy: findings of two mid-hill villages in Nepal, 9th European Conference on Tropical Medicine and International Health 6-10 September 2015, Basel, Switzerland

KC Bhuvan, Heydon Susan, Norris Pauline. Access to and use of medicines in a rural Nepalese village: lessons for the essential medicines programme, Otago International Health Research Network, 7th Annual Conference, 12-13 November 2014, Hutton Theatre, Dunedin

Mishra P, Acharya H, KC Bhuvan. HIV surveillance among TB patient in Regional TB Center, Pokhara, Western Nepal, 42nd Union World Conference on Lung Health, 26-30 October 2011, Lille, France

Research Grants (Principle Investigator)

Over the counter medicines safety project (Sankalpa Foundation team) (Bhuvan K.C., Atis Kaundinnyayana, Sushmita Sharma, Dr Aarjan Khanal), 2013-2014.  Health aid grant, Apotheker Ohne Grenzen (e.V, Germany), Euro 2,500.00

Community pharmacy based chronic diseases management project (Sankalpa Foundation team) (Bhuvan K.C., Atis Kaundinnyayana, Sushmita Sharma and Dr Aarjan Khanal), 2012-2013.  Health aid grant, Apotheker Ohne Grenzen (e.V, Germany), Euro 4,500.00

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Membership in Academic Editorial Committees

Student Member, 2014-2015   
International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome Research