Jane is pharmacy’s poster person 

CDU Pharmacy student Jane Lewis with her winning poster, other award recipients, CDU Chancellor, Sally Thomas and Pharmacy Discipline Leader, Dr Pascale Dettwiller.

An educational poster communicating the causes, symptoms and methods for prevention of syphilis has taken top honours in a Pharmacy competition.

Charles Darwin University’s Pharmacy division recently held a competition for its students to design posters educating identified target groups on specific sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

CDU Chancellor, the Honourable Sally Thomas named third year student Jane Lewis as winner for her poster on syphilis, which targeted university students. For her efforts Jane was awarded a 12-month iphone subscription to leading supplier of independent medical information, eMIMS.

Pharmacy Discipline Leader, Associate Professor Pascale Dettwiller said she was extremely impressed with the professionalism of the students and the quality of their work.

“The poster competition was an invaluable teaching and learning initiative where the local resources are highlighted and promoted to enhance the capabilities for students to learn from various sources,” Dr Dettwiller said.

Other winners were:

Third year students Thrinh Vu Nguyen and Amali Laine both received  Pharmacy Society of Australia book vouchers, while fourth year student Lisa Willis received a 12-month eMIMS subscription.

Posters were created for specific target markets including high school students, university students and Indigenous youth. The winning posters will go on show at the CDU library as part of a display on student engagement in teaching and learning.