- Dr Yasmin Antwertinger
Faculty of Health,
School of Clinical Sciences
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Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
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IHBI Clinical Sciences - CDA
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- Clinical Sciences
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PhD (Charles Darwin University)
Yasmin J. Antwertinger is a lecturer and researcher in Pharmacy in the School of Clinical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has experience working in the pharmaceutical industry and as a science and pharmacy educator at Charles Darwin University, James Cook University and Queensland University of Technology. Her research focuses on the chemistry of medicines, knowledge and learning, and health literacy. Yasmin uses her pharmaceutical industry experience to design and deliver learning experiences in higher education that are linked to the industry and community. Yasmin‘s current research collaboration with pharmacy colleagues at QUT aims to evaluate health literacy and its impact on quality use of medicines.
My teaching philosophy stems from my own love of learning. Ideally I want students to learn in authentic and relevant ways. To learn without thinking about learning and perhaps without even realising that they are. I aim to inspire and engage students with just enough information at just the right time to motivate them to answer the questions posed. I know that students who ‘own’ their learning retain more and are more effective learners. My principle goal is therefore to make learning fun and engaging, to provide ‘problems’ that students want to solve, so they drive their learning.
I recognise that the enjoyment of learning is an attribute that all students need. Students can only gain this attribute if teachers provide relevant, challenging and engaging material. Conversely the drive to learn, to actively strive to understand difficult concepts is a skill that needs to be taught. I believe that by encouraging self-belief in students we can instil in them the ability to ‘strive’ to solve difficult problems and that these attributes and skills will benefit students in their studies and in their future employment.
- Lau E, Tan S, Antwertinger Y, Hall A, Nissen L, (2019) Counseling interactions between patients living with persistent pain and pharmacists in Australia: are we on the same page?, Journal of Pain Research p2441-2455
- Lau E, Antwertinger Y, Hall A, Seng L, Nissen L, (2016) Counselling in practice: Alternatives to OTC codeine, Australian Pharmacist p40-44
- Lau E, Kyle G, Serrano Santos M, Nissen L, Antwertinger Y, (2016) Weekly Dose: new morning after pill makes it difficult to choose which to take, The Conversation