Research on Pharmaceutical Expenditure Leads to Masters in Pharmacy
‘I wish to use my skills acquired to do further research and promote research in my workplace - community healthcare,’ said an elated Pharmacy supervisor, Ms Lirosha Moodley after she graduated with a Master of Pharmacy degree.
‘I love my current job, but I felt that I needed to develop and grow in other areas,’ said the visibly excited Moodley.
She said balancing a full-time job and completing a degree was a bit challenging, ‘I created a timetable for work and study times. I also found conducting qualitative research challenging, but it was quite rewarding seeing the process through.’
Moodley’s research was on healthcare budgeting and its translation into pharmaceutical expenditure in South Africa. ‘The research documented the knowledge and participation of pharmaceutical services in the budget process in South Africa,’ she explained.
She is currently a Pharmacy supervisor and hopes to strengthen her supervision, management and leadership skills.
Words: Nombuso Dlamini