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Syahrir Bin Zaini

Academic Qualification

  • PhD in Psychological Medicine - Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • MASTER IN PHARMACY PRACTICE - Masters Degree, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
  • Bachelor in Pharmacy - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • - Certificate, International Islamic University Malaysia

Syahrir Bin Zaini (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus

KULLIYYAH OF PHARMACY

Other's position:

Coordinator, Kulliyyah of Pharmacy


syahrirz@iium.edu.my
4905


Expert Profile


Dr. Syahrir bin Zaini is a highly accomplished expert in the field of pharmacy practice, particularly in mental health pharmacy, qualitative research methods in health services, patient-centered care, shared decision making, patient decision aid, pharmacoeconomics, and systematic review. With a strong academic background and extensive professional experience, he has made significant contributions to the field of pharmacy and healthcare research.

HeĀ holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree, which laid the foundation for his understanding of pharmaceutical sciences and patient care. He further pursued his academic journey by obtaining a Master's degree in Pharmacy Practice, which equipped him with advanced knowledge in pharmacy-related research and clinical practice. Driven by his passion for advancing the field, he completed his Ph.D. in Psychological Medicine, further specializing in mental health pharmacy.

As an expert in mental health pharmacy, he possesses a deep understanding of the complexities and nuances of psychiatric medications, their clinical applications, and their impact on patient well-being. His expertise extends beyond the realm of medication management, as he is well-versed in qualitative research methods in health services, allowing him to explore the patient experience and contribute to the development of patient-centered care strategies.

His research interests also encompass shared decision making, patient decision aid, pharmacoeconomics, and systematic review. Through his work, he strives to bridge the gap between healthcare providers and patients, empowering individuals to actively participate in their treatment decisions and ensuring that healthcare choices align with their values and preferences. His expertise in pharmacoeconomics and systematic review enables him to critically evaluate the economic impact of healthcare interventions and provide evidence-based recommendations for optimizing resource allocation.

He has amassed a wealth of practical experience throughout his career. He has served as a pharmacist at a government hospital, gaining firsthand experience in clinical practice and patient care. Building on this foundation, he ventured into academia, assuming the role of an assistant lecturer at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). As a pharmacy lecturer and later as an assistant professor at IIUM, he has been actively involved in teaching and mentoring students, shaping the next generation of pharmacy professionals.

His contributions extend beyond his academic and professional roles. He has been appointed as the Head of the Qualitative Research Group, where he spearheads innovative research initiatives and fosters collaboration among researchers. Additionally, Dr. Zaini serves as a copyeditor for the Journal of Pharmacy, ensuring the quality and integrity of published research articles. Furthermore, he is a respected reviewer for several esteemed journal publishers, contributing to the rigorous peer-review process that advances the field.

His expertise, combined with his dedication to research, patient-centered care, and healthcare innovation, makes him a prominent figure in the field of mental health pharmacy and qualitative research methods in health services. His contributions to academia, research, and pharmacy practice have made a lasting impact on the field, driving improvements in patient care and enhancing the integration of patient preferences in healthcare decision making.


Area of Specialisation


  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Pharmacy ~ Social and Administrative Pharmacy - Mental health pharmacy, qualitative research methods in health services, patient-centred care, shared decision making, patient decision aid, pharmacoeconomics.


Teaching Responsibilities


ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT IN PHARMACY 2014/2015
BASIC AND CLINICAL PHARMACOKINETICS 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022
BODY SYSTEM & THERAPEUTICS I : CARDIOVASCULAR & HAEMATOLOGY 2021/2022 2020/2021
BODY SYSTEM & THERAPEUTICS II : RESPIRATORY & URINARY SYSTEM 2020/2021
BODY SYSTEM & THERAPEUTICS III: MSK SYSTEM & SENSORY ORGANS 2021/2022
BODY SYSTEM & THERAPEUTICS IV: GIT & HEPATOBILIARY SYSTEMS 2021/2022
BODY SYSTEM & THERAPEUTICS VI : CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022
CLINICAL PHARMACOKINETICS 2021/2022 2020/2021 2014/2015 2013/2014
Clinical Toxicology 2014/2015
COMMUNITY PHARMACY POSTING 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021
COMMUNITY PHARMACY PRACTICE 2023/2024 2014/2015
COMMUNITY POSTING 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021
DRUG ABUSE 2020/2021 2014/2015
E-COMMERCE 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021
FINAL YEAR RESEARCH PROJECT 2023/2024 2022/2023
FUNDAMENTALS OF PHARMACY PRACTICE 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021
HOSPITAL PHARMACY PRACTICE 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022
HOSPITAL ATTACHMENT 2019/2020
HOSPITAL PHARMACY PRACTICE 2020/2021 2014/2015
INNOVATIONS IN PHARMACY PRACTICE 2021/2022 2020/2021 2014/2015
INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY PRACTICE 2014/2015
ISLAMIC INPUT IN PHARMACY 2023/2024 2022/2023
Islamisation of Human Knowledge for Health Sciences 2023/2024
PHARMACOECONOMICS 2021/2022 2020/2021
PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND PHARMACOECONOMICS 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021
PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS ATTACHMENT 2023/2024 2021/2022 2020/2021
PHARMACY MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION 2014/2015
PHARMACY MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022
Problem-based Learning II 2014/2015
PT I : CVS, HAEMATOLOGY & RESPIRATORY DISORDERS 2020/2021
PT II : GIT, HEPATOBILIARY, GUT & MSK 2020/2021 2014/2015 2012/2013
PT III : ENDOCRINE, CNS, PSYCHIATRY & OTHER DISEASES 2021/2022 2020/2021 2014/2015
PT IV : INTERN MED, PSYCH, PAED, SURGERY AND O&G DISORDERS 2014/2015
PUBLIC HEALTH PHARMACY 2023/2024 2022/2023
RESEARCH IN PHARMACY (BIOSTATISTIC & PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY) 2020/2021
RESEARCH PROJECT 1 2015/2016
RESEARCH PROJECT-LITERATURE SEARCH 2014/2015 2013/2014
USRAH IN ACTION 1 2023/2024
VETERINARY PHARMACY 2013/2014


Supervision


Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Of Long-Acting Injectable Paliperidone Vs. Flupentixol For Schizophrenia Treatment In Malaysian Tertiary Hospitals: A Multicentre Mirror Study.
Ph.D In Progress Main Supervisor
Mental Health, Self -Stigma And Psychosocial Distress During Covid-19 Era Among People Living With Hiv (Plhiv): An Exploration Of The Impact Towards Haart Medication Adherence And Treatment Outcomes.
Ph.D In Progress Main Supervisor
Perspectives Of Pharmacists And Patients Towards Patient-Centred Mental Health Pharmacy Services.
Master In Progress Main Supervisor
A Qualitative Exploration Of Barriers And Facilitators To Medication Adherence Among Diabetic Patients In Kuantan: Integrating Perspectives Of Patients And Pharmacists.
Master In Progress Main Supervisor


Research Projects


Completed
2021 - 2024 Perspective of Pharmacists and Patients Towards Patient-Centered Mental Health Pharmacy Services
On-Going
2024 - Present Networking Initiative for Digital Health System Development to Empower Rural Population in Malaysia on The Quality Use of Medicine
2024 - Present NETWORKING INITIATIVE FOR DIGITAL HEALTH SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT TO EMPOWER RURAL POPULATION IN MALAYSIA ON THE QUALITY USE OF MEDICINE
2023 - Present Empowering Kindergarten Teachers and Parents in Kuantan to Address Screen-media Dependency: A Comprehensive Interventional Approach to Reduce Excessive Screen Time Among Children


Publications


Article

2022 Impact of a ‘Research in pharmacy’ course on students’ self-reported competence and confidence to conduct research: findings from a Malaysian university. Pharmacy Education, 22 (1) pp. 458 -465
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 Transformasi pendidikan pikat generasi muda lanjut pengajian. Berita Harian, 2 August 2022 () pp.
2021 Patient-centred communication in the use of antidepressants among people with depression: a scoping review. Sains Malaysiana, 50 (1) pp. 161-170
2021 Religion, spirituality and patient counselling: a scoping review. Journal of Pharmacy, 1 (2) pp. 97-105
2020 Global scope of hospital pharmacy practice: a scoping review. Healthcare, 8 (2) pp.
2020 Pharmacy education during and beyond COVID-19 in six Asia-Pacific countries: changes, challenges, and experiences. Pharmacy Education, 20 (2) pp. 183 -195
2018 Chronic liver disease in patients with Schizophrenia: a review. Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry, 27 (2) pp.
2018 Development of a strategic tool for shared decision-making in the use of antidepressants among patients with major depressive disorder: A focus group study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15 (7) pp. 1-12
2018 Effects of nicotine on Schizophrenia and antipsychotic medications: a systematic review. Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry, 27 (1) pp.
2018 Shared decision making in the treatment of depression. Malaysian Journal Of Psychiatry, 27 (2) pp.
2017 QTc prolongation and antipsychotic medications in psychiatric patients – a review. Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry, 26 (2) pp.
2016 A review of the use of Mirtazapine in cancer patients. Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry, 25 (2) pp.
2015 The use of psychotropic substances among students: The prevalence, factor association, and abuse. Journal of Pharmacy & BioAllied Sciences, 7 (3) pp. 181-187
Conference or Workshop Item

2016 Changes of perceived stress among undergraduate pharmacy students in International Islamic University Malaysia: Two years longitudinal study. In: 5th Biennial Conference of South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP V). in conjunction with. 2nd Annual Conference of Physiological Society of Nepal (PSN) (SAAPCON 2016),
Book

2021 Abstract for 3rd World Congress on Integration and Islamicisation 2021: mental health & well being in the 4th Industrial Revolution. UPM Press, ISBN: