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Norny Syafinaz Binti Ab Rahman

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacy Practice) - Doctor of Philosophy, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Master of Pharmacy (Clinical Pharmacy) - Masters Degree, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Norny Syafinaz Binti Ab Rahman (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus

KULLIYYAH OF PHARMACY


norny@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Norny Syafinaz binti Ab Rahman obtained her BPharm (Hons) in 2003 and MPharm (Clinical Pharmacy) in 2007 from University Science Malaysia (USM). She was conferred her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in 2014. She is also a registered pharmacist in Malaysia since 2004. She completed one (1) year housemanship at Hospital Kuala Lumpur in 2004 and was then posted to Hospital Sibu, Sarawak as a pharmacist in June 2004. She started her career in academia in May 2006 as an Assistant Lecturer at the Kulliyyah of Pharmacy, IIUM.
In 2009, she received the 'Quality Research Award' for Natural Sciences, Technologies and Engineering Category at Kulliyyah level and was also nominated for the same award at university level. She also received a Silver Medal Award in the Health and Allied Sciences category in IIUM Research Invention and Innovation Exhibition (IRIIE) in 2012 for the novel anti-tobacco advertisement in Malaysia.
Presently, Dr Norny Syafinaz is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacy Practice, Kulliyyah of Pharmacy.


Area of Specialisation


  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Pharmacy ~ Other Pharmacy n.e.c.


Professional Membership


  • 2014 - 2040: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Lifetime member), Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society
  • 2017 - 2023: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Academic Staff Association
  • 2019 - 2020: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), International Pharmaceutical Federation


Teaching Responsibilities


ANTI CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014
BODY SYSTEM & THERAPEUTICS I : CARDIOVASCULAR & HAEMATOLOGY 2020/2021
BODY SYSTEM & THERAPEUTICS II : RESPIRATORY & URINARY SYSTEM 2020/2021
BODY SYSTEM & THERAPEUTICS VI : CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM 2021/2022
BODY SYSTEM II : RESPIRATORY & URINARY SYSTEM 2015/2016 2014/2015
CLINICAL PHARMACOKINETICS 2020/2021 2019/2020 2017/2018 2013/2014
Clinical Pharmacy II 2013/2014
Clinical Pharmacy III 2007/2008
CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013
COMMUNITY PHARMACY ATTACHMENT 2017/2018
COMMUNITY PHARMACY POSTING 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
COMMUNITY PHARMACY PRACTICE 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014
COMMUNITY POSTING 2021/2022 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013
DRUG ABUSE 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018
E-COMMERCE 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
FUNDAMENTALS OF PHARMACY PRACTICE 2019/2020
HOSPITAL PHARMACY PRACTICE 2021/2022
HOSPITAL ATTACHMENT 2019/2020
HOSPITAL PHARMACY PRACTICE 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2015/2016 2014/2015
INNOVATIONS IN PHARMACY PRACTICE 2020/2021 2019/2020 2014/2015 2013/2014
INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY PRACTICE 2018/2019 2017/2018 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014
Pharmaceutical Care 2014/2015 2012/2013
PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS ATTACHMENT 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
Pharmacotherapeutics II 2012/2013
PHARMACY ETHICS AND LAW 2021/2022 2019/2020
Pharmacy Practice IV 2008/2009 2007/2008
Problem-based Learning II 2014/2015
PT I : CVS, HAEMATOLOGY & RESPIRATORY DISORDERS 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014
PT II : GIT, HEPATOBILIARY, GUT & MSK 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013
PT III : ENDOCRINE, CNS, PSYCHIATRY & OTHER DISEASES 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014
PT IV : INTERN MED, PSYCH, PAED, SURGERY AND O&G DISORDERS 2017/2018 2016/2017 2014/2015 2013/2014
RESEARCH IN PHARMACY 2015/2016
RESEARCH IN PHARMACY (BIOSTATISTICS & PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY) 2017/2018
RESEARCH IN PHARMACY (BIOSTATISTIC & PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY) 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2014/2015 2013/2014
RESEARCH PROJECT 1 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015
RESEARCH PROJECT 2 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015
RESEARCH PROJECT-LITERATURE SEARCH 2015/2016 2014/2015
USRAH IN ACTION 1 2021/2022
USRAH IN ACTION 2 2022/2023


Research Projects


Completed
2019 - 2022 Investigating the clinical and economical outcomes using patient-level of antibiotic utilization with the implementation of Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS)
2017 - 2017 Kajian Kebolehlaksanaan Penyampaian Perkhidmatan Alternatif (ASD) Dalam Perkhidmatan Penjagaan Warga Emas dan Pemulihan Penagihan Dadah
2017 - 2020 A MIXED METHOD: DEPRESSION AND ASSOCIATED FACTORS AMONG TRANSGENDER MALE TO FEMALE IN KUANTAN, PAHANG
2017 - 2019 Patient level of Tramadol Utilization: Prevalence, Patterns and Clinical Outcomes
2016 - 2021 National E-Cigarette Survey (NECS) 2016: Prevalence and Pattern of E-Cigarette and Vape Use among Malaysian Adults
2015 - 2020 A study to Investigate the Relationship Between Sleep Deprivation and Daily Stress Level Among Adults with No Chronic Illnesses: An Application of Daily Smartphone Accelerometer and Stress Measureemnt Tool
2015 - 2019 Assessing the prescribing patterns and disbursement of benzodiazepine among health care professional in Malaysia health care facilities
2014 - 2018 Clinical Safety and Efficacy Evaluation of Ibogaine as an Anti-Addictive Treatment in Patients with Opioid Addiction
2014 - 2016 Trends In The Utilization Of Opioid Analgesics In Malaysian Healthcare Facilities: A Cross Sectional Observational Study
2013 - 2017 Fusion Prophetic Medicine (Honey) and Contemporary Medicine (Paracetamol) as a Future Greener Pharmaceutical
2010 - 2012 Evaluation of Tobacco-Related Cancer Patients Testimonial for Development of Anti-Smoking Campaign using Focus Group Discussion
On-Going
2022 - Present Preventing tramadol-related deaths: The emergence of an alarming new safety concern in pain patients
2021 - Present Perspective of Pharmacists and Patients Towards Patient-Centered Mental Health Pharmacy Services
2021 - Present Transferring Knowledge on Quality Use of Medicines to Staff of Pertubuhan Komited Malaysia (KOMITED) in Pahang: Towards Improving Health Literacy during COVID-19 Pandemic.
2019 - Present Transferring Smoking Knowledge & Skills to 'Pembimbing Rakan Sebaya' (PRS), of Jabatan Bomba & Penyelamat Malaysia (JBPM) Negeri Pahang: Towards Reduction of Smokers among Fire Bridget in Pahang


Publications


Article

2022 A systematic review of the hospitals’ antimicrobial stewardship programs implemented to improve antibiotics’ utilization, cost and resistance patterns. Journal of Pharmacy, 2 (1) pp. 16-30
2022 Preventing oversight on medical Cannabis legislation in Malaysia: analysis of risks, benefits and regulation requirements.. Journal of the Malaysian Parliament, 2 () pp. 248-273
2022 Protective factors for mortality among HIV-positive people who inject drugs (PWID) in Malaysia.. Journal of Pharmacy, 2 (2) pp. 89-98
2022 Reflective practice of experiential learning visit to drug rehabilitation centres improved pharmacy curriculum prospects and services in promoting community engagement. Journal of Pharmacy, 2 (2) pp. 36-44
2022 The role of media and retailer message recall on Malaysian male perceptions of e-cigarette use: the 2016 national study of e-cigarettes prevalence. Inquiry: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 59 () pp. 1-11
2022 Validity of claims database compared with the electronic medical record of private health clinics in Malaysia: a pilot study. Journal of Pharmacy, 2 (1) pp. 31-35
2021 COVID-19 vaccination attitudes, perceptions, and side effect experiences in Malaysia: do age, gender, and vaccine type matter?. Vaccines, 9 (10) pp.
2021 Experiential education as a strategy to preserve Maqasid Al-Shariah by identifying and addressing stigmatic views held by pharmacy students of patients with substance use disorders. Journal of Pharmacy, 1 (1) pp. 1-7
2021 Malaysian pharmacy students’ perspectives on the virtual objective structured clinical examination during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions, 18 (6) pp. 1-7
2021 Reflections of pharmacy students on experiential education in providing health services to people with history of substance use disorders in Malaysia. Journal of Pharmacy, 1 (2) pp. 63-69
2021 Self-medication practices with antibiotics and associated factors among the public of Malaysia: a cross-sectional study. Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety, 13 () pp. 171-181
2020 A narrative review of antimicrobial stewardship interventions within in-patient settings and resultant patient outcomes. Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences, 12 (4) pp. 369-380
2020 A snapshot of pre- And Post-intervention changes among cardiovascular disease patients participating in the new Smoking Cessation Program. International Journal of Preventive Medicine, 11 (1) pp. 1-5
2020 Antibiotic prescribing in an intensive care unit: findings from a public Malaysian setting. Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences, 12 (Supplement 2) pp. 852-934
2020 Characteristics of electronic cigarette and vape users in Malaysia: Lessons from decision tree analysis. Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Science, 12 (2) pp. 872-873
2020 Evidence of the practice of self-medication with antibiotics among the lay public in low- and middle-income countries: A scoping review. Antibiotics, 9 (9) pp. 1-17
2020 Experiential learning in community pharmacy: online and remote teaching experience in Malaysian higher education. Pharmacy Education, 20 (2) pp. 29-30
2020 Healthcare professional attitude and social support: How do they affect the self-esteem of physically disabled people?. Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences, 12 (6) pp. 681-690
2020 How does Malaysian use electronic cigarette? A descriptive analysis of the patterns. Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Science, 12 (6) pp. 852-934
2020 Item analysis of objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) assessment rubrics for undergraduate pharmacy students. Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences, 12 (Supplement 2) pp. 928-928
2020 Knowledge, perception, and antibiotic prescribing practice in the intensive care unit: Findings from the Malaysian public setting. Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences, 12 (6) pp. 804-809
2020 Perceived safety and effectiveness of electronic cigarettes among Malaysian adults and public support for regulation. Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Science, 12 (Supplement 2) pp. 921-921
2020 Perceived safety and effectiveness of electronic cigarettes among Malaysian adults and public support for regulations. Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Science, 12 (Supplement 2) pp. 718-727
2020 Pharmacotherapy virtual attachment during COVID-19 pandemic: use of online experiential assessment in a Malaysian pharmacy school. Pharmacy Education, 20 (2) pp. 23-24
2020 Public awareness and practices towards self-medication with antibiotics among the Malaysian population. A development of questionnaire and pilot-testing. Antibiotics, 9 (2) pp. 1-14
2020 Simulation-based learning and assessment for hospital pharmacy service experience among final year pharmacy students in Malaysia. Pharmacy Education, 20 (2) pp. 25-26
2020 Time to treatment initiation and retrospective analysis of antiretroviral therapy outcomes among HIV-positive methadone maintenance therapy clients in Primary Health-care Centers, Kuantan, Pahang. Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences, 12 (6) pp. 810-815
2019 Analysis of drug-related problems identified by future pharmacists in medical wards of tertiary hospitals in the state of Pahang, Malaysia. Journal of Young Pharmacists, 11 (1) pp. 77-81
2019 Effects of smoking cessation intervention on smoking status and risk factors of cardiovascular diseases among subjects participating in the smoking cessation program. World Heart Journal, 11 (3) pp. 231-237
2019 Patterns of initial opioid prescription and its association with short- and long-term use among opioid-naïve patients in Malaysia: a retrospective cohort study. BMJ Open, 9 (7) pp. 1-8
2019 Perception of harms and benefits of electronic cigarettes among adult Malaysian men: a comparison by electronic cigarette use and smoking status. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 31 (7 (suppl)) pp. 32S-43S
2019 Prevalence and characteristics of e-cigarette users among Malaysian current and ex-smokers. Malaysian Family Physicians, 14 (2) pp. 10-17
2019 Prevalence and factors associated with attempts to quit and smoking cessation in Malaysia. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 31 (7 (suppl)) pp. 22S-31S
2019 The prevalence of e-cigarette use among adults in Malaysia. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 31 (7 Supp 1) pp. 9S-21S
2018 Attitude of healthcare professionals towards people with disabilities in Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Pahang. International Journal for Studies on Children, Women, Elderly and Disabled, 4 (June 2018) pp. 177-184
2018 Prescribing patterns of benzodiazepine in Malaysia from 2014 to 2016. Pharmacoepidemiology And Drug Safety, 27 (Supp. 2) pp. 317
2018 Prevalence and characteristics of e-cigarette use among adults in Malaysia. Tobacco Induced Diseases, 16 (supp. 1) pp. 93
2018 Trends and patterns of analgesic prescribing in Malaysian public hospitals from 2010 to 2016 : Tramadol predominately used. Journal of Pain Research, 11 () pp. 1959-1966
2018 Trends and patterns of analgesic utilization in Malaysia from 2010 to 2016: preference for tramadol. Pharmacoepidemiology And Drug Safety, 27 (Supp. 2) pp. 328
2017 Characteristics of E-cigarette or vape (ECV) users and patterns of use: Malaysia chapter. The Medical Journal of Malaysia, 72 (supp. 1) pp. 53
2017 E-cigarette use and perception among Malaysian: findings from text-mining analytics. The Medical Journal of Malaysia, 72 (supp. 1) pp. 22
2017 Mislabelling of nicotine content in electronic cigarette liquids in Malaysia: implications on public health. The Medical Journal of Malaysia, 72 (supp. 1) pp. 31
2017 National E-cigarette Survey (NECS) 2016 in Malaysia method and population characteristic. The Medical Journal of Malaysia, 72 (5 Supplement 1) pp. 72-72
2017 Prediction of electronic cigarette and vape use among Malaysian: decision tree analysis. The Medical Journal of Malaysia, 72 (supp. 1) pp. 34
2017 Prevalence and characteristics of e-cigarette users among the current smokers and ex-smokers population in Malaysia. The Medical Journal of Malaysia, 72 (supp. 1) pp. 78
2017 The role of media and people's perception on electronic cigarette/vape in Malaysia. The Medical Journal of Malaysia, 72 (Supplement 1) pp. 88-88
2016 Dose and duration of opioid use in patients with cancer and noncancer pain at an outpatient hospital setting in Malaysia. Pain Practice, 17 (6) pp. 774-781
2015 Assessment of learning style preferences of pharmacy students: findings from public university of Malaysia. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 49 (4) pp. 266-271
2015 How community pharmacists responded towards the community pharmacy attachment among third year undergraduate pharmacy students? A 3-year experience. Malaysian Journal of Pharmacy, 2 (1) pp. 145
2015 Knowledge, attitude and perceptions of Over-the-Counter (OTC) medication among non-pharmacy students: a pilot study. Malaysian Journal of Pharmacy, 2 (1) pp. 128
2015 Knowledge, awareness, and perception of contraception among senior pharmacy students in Malaysia: a pilot study. Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice, 4 (2) pp. 94-98
2010 Malaysian Pharmacy Students’ Assessment of an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 74 (2) pp. 1-9
Conference or Workshop Item

2020 Antibiotic prescribing in an intensive care unit: findings from a public Malaysian setting. In: International Conference on Pharmaceutical Research and Pharmacy Practice cum 14th IIUM-MPS Pharmacy Scientific Conference (ICPRP 2019),
2020 Factors related to depression among transgender male to female (mtf) in Kuantan, Pahang : a qualitative study. In: First Virtual International Conference On Equality, Religious Harmony & Peace 2020,
2020 Private Primary Care Health Clinics in Malaysia and Uncontrolled Drug Pricing: Employer Health Insurance for Sustainable Reimbursement Drug Policy. In: Virtual ISPOR Asia Pacific 2020,
2020 Private primary care health clinics in Malaysia and uncontrolled drug pricing: Employer health insurance for sustainable reimbursement drug policy. In: Virtual ISPOR Asia Pacific 2020,
2019 Item analysis of Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) assessment rubrics for undergraduate pharmacy students. In: International Conference on Pharmaceutical Research and Pharmacy Practice cum 14th IIUM-MPS Pharmacy Scientific Conference (ICPRP 2019),
2019 Prescription-level of tramadol utilisation at a tertiary hospital setting in Malaysia: changing trends over a 7-year follow-up period. In: International Conference on Pharmaceutical Research and Pharmacy Practice cum 14th IIUM-MPS Pharmacy Scientific Conference (ICPRP 2019),
2019 Time to treatment initiation (TTI) and retrospective analysis of antiretroviral therapy (ART) outcomes among HIV-positive Methadone Maintenance Therapy clients In primary health care centres, Kuantan, Pahang.. In: International Conference on Pharmaceutical Research and Pharmacy Practice cum 14th IIUM-MPS Pharmacy Scientific Conference (ICPRP 2019),
2018 Prevalence and characteristics of e-cigarette use among adults in Malaysia. In: 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH),
2018 Trends and patterns of analgesic utilization in Malaysia from 2010 to 2016: preference for tramadol. In: 34th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management,
2017 How do the various media types and vape shops impact the perception of e-cigarettes use and harm in Malaysia?. In: 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health Supplement 2017,
2017 Low nicotine addiction level, older age, and being female are associated with contemplation and preparation stages of smoking cessation among adult current smokers in Malaysia. In: 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health,
2017 National E-cigarette Survey (NECS) 2016 in Malaysia method and population characteristics. In: 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health Supplement 2017,
2017 Perception of e-cigarette harm and benefit - a nationwide survey comparing characteristics between electronic cigarette users, conventional cigarette smokers and dual users. In: 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health Supplement 2017,
2017 Use of e-cigarette among Malaysian male adults: findings from global adult tobacco survey 2011 and national e-cigarette survey 2016. In: 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health,
2016 Development of clinical protocol for Ibogaine administration as anti addictive treatment in opioid addiction. In: International Conference of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 2016 (ICPHS),
2015 Patterns of opioid prescribing for treating pain in patients with different age and gender: a retrospective cross sectional study . In: 12th MPS Malaysia Pharmacy Scientific Conference 2015,
2009 A randomized double blind placebo-control trial on safety and efficacy of Viva QS for smoking cessation in Malaysian adult population. In: The 9th Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP9),
2009 Biochemical markers used to ascertain exposure to cigarette smoking and environmental tobacco smoke. In: IIUM Research and Innovation Exhibition 2009,
2009 Effectiveness of a mobile smoking cessation service in reaching smokers at workplaces. In: 12th World Congress on Public Health,
Book

2016 National e-cigarette survey (NECS) 2016: prevalance, pattern and perception regarding e-cigarette and vape use among Malaysian adults. Institute for Public Health, Ministry of Malaysia and International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: