Ms. Amutha Selvaraj

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Lecturer
School of Pharmacy

amutha.selvaraj@monash.edu
+603 5514 4962
Room  2-5-09

Amutha Selvaraj joined School of Pharmacy, Monash University in January 2020 . She graduated with Master of Clinical Pharmacy at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and is a registered pharmacist in Malaysia. Being a pharmacist for many years, she has retail and clinical pharmacy practice experience in both community and hospital settings in Malaysia. She has contributed in setting up new pharmacy, pharmacy management, medication dispensing, patient counseling and Continuing Medical Education (CME) as part of training and development programme for pharmacy technicians and junior pharmacists. With her keen interest for continuous education and teaching, she transitioned to academia in 2018. She has been actively engaged in module coordination, facilitation, clinical pharmacy teaching and supervising undergraduate students in research. She is interested in non-communicable diseases with specific interest in patient education and counseling.

Qualifications

- Master of Clinical Pharmacy, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 2018

- Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 2004

Expertise

Sept 2017 to Sept 2018 - As principal investigator in a research related to minor ailment services in Malaysia  (IJCP-D-19-00566R1)

Employment History

Sept 2018 - Dec 2019: Clinical pharmacy lecturer, MAHSA University

Oct 2016 - March 2017: Part-time Pharmacist, Rezing Pharmacy, Damansara

May 2015 - April 2016: Senior Pharmacist, Hospital Fatimah, Ipoh

Jan 2014 - May 2015: Pharmacist/Manager, EV Care Pharmacy, Teluk Intan

May 2012 - Oct 2013: Pharmacist, NS Pharmacy, Seremban

Dec 2010 - Jan 2012: Pharmacist/Manager, Solaris Pharmacy, Johor Bahru

Aug 2008 - Jan 2012: Pharmacist, D'Apotic Pharmacy, Johor Bahru

June 2006 - May 2008: Pharmacist, Watsons Pharmacy, KL

June 2005 - May 2006: Pharmacist, Medishop Pharmacy, Kajang

April 2004 - May 2005: Junior pharmacist, Hospital Teluk Intan, Perak

Professional Affiliation

Registered Pharmacist
Pharmacy Board of Malaysia

Registered GCP (Good Clinical Practice) Practitioner

Member
Malayisan Pharmaceutical Society (MPS)

Malaysian Community Pharmacy Guild (MCPG)

Amutha's specific research interest is in the field  of clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice involving patient care and education, counseling, interventional study related to quality of life and research involving integration of community pharmacy services into primary care.

Scholarly Journals (Refereed Only)

2019

Selvaraj A, Ahmad S, Ali R, Qamar M, Shaeikh FA, Khan NR. (2019). Evaluation of bowel cancer awareness among undergraduate pharmacy students in Malaysia and Pakistan: a cross-sectional study. Gut 2019;68: A45. IF: 17.01.

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Undergraduate

Alicia Tan Jia Qi, Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons): (Completed - 2019)
Knowledge, attitude and practice of dietary supplements among people who stay in rural areas of Perak and Kuala Lumpur city.
- Main Supervisor

Looi Kah Kee, Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons): (Ongoing - 2020)
Public's perceptions of needs related to self-care of minor ailments in Klang Valley, Malaysia
- Co-Supervisor

Committee Member

1st  Malaysian Association for Cancer Research (MACR) Scientific Conference 2019

Pharmacy Newsletter, Faculty of Pharmacy, MAHSA University

MARCOM and Auxiliary Business Committee, Faculty of Pharmacy, MAHSA University

Community Pharmacy Counselling Seminar Putrajaya 2018