Pharmaceutical Education - Bruce Sunderland

When: 05:30pm - 15/05/2019

Location: Stirling House 49 Broadway Nedlands

Emeritus Professor Bruce Sunderland will present a paper on Pharmaceutical Education.

Refreshments available from 5.30pm; Bookshop open until 6pm.

Perth Technical College

The Pharmaceutical Society of Western Australia was established in 1892 at a meeting of long standing ‘pharmacists’ held in October 1892. The Society received statutory recognition from 1 March 1895. This provided the power to the Pharmaceutical Council of Western Australia for managing the education of apprentices, conducting appropriate examinations and registering pharmacists. Formal classes were established at the Perth Technical School in 1903 and these arrangements were maintained until the course’s closure in 1968. Many course changes occurred over that period of time, but the overall structure was maintained. Facilities to teach pharmacy improved with the provision of dispensing and sterile pharmaceutical laboratories in 1951. Dr Eric M Watson commenced teaching pharmacy students in 1933 and was Head of Chemistry at Perth Technical College from 1946 until his retirement in 1963. He had a significant impact on pharmaceutical education in Western Australia and nationally.



Bruce Sunderland has broad experience in pharmaceutical education in Western Australia. He was educated as an apprentice pharmacist at Perth Technical College from 1961 to 1964. He completed postgraduate education in pharmaceutical technology at Chelsea College (University
of London) and holds a PhD from the University of Western Australia. He was an academic staff member at Perth Technical College, the Western Australian Institute of Technology and Curtin University, and Head of the School of Pharmacy from 1989 to 2002. He is a life member of the
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, an honorary member of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia and life member of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association.Bruce Sunderland

Event information: Pharmaceutical Education - Bruce Sunderland

Cost $5.00 at the door