Mohammad Raziq, 31, is in his second year of a MPharm Pharmacy degree at the University’s School of Applied Sciences.
He took part inthe British Pharmaceutical Student Association McNeil Responding to Symptoms Competition, which was open to all undergraduate pharmacy students. The competition involved a role-play scenario where participants had to act as a Pharmacist and respond to the symptoms of a patient, extracting relevant information in order to reach the correct diagnosis and then counsel the patient on over the counter medicines or refer them to the GP.
Mohammad, from Wolverhampton, won two regional heats and narrowly missed out in the final against three other students. He received a total of £250 for his success in the competition.
He said: “I felt very proud to be representing the University of Wolverhampton and it was a great experience. I would recommend Pharmacy students enter competitions like this as the experience is rewarding and really helps to build your confidence.”
Dr Paul Rutter, from the School of Applied Sciences, said: “Mohammad is a very capable, bright and motivated student. It comes as no surprise that he excelled in this competition, beating strong competition from students who were one or two years further ahead in their studies. We are extremely pleased for Mohammad and expect him to one day make an excellent pharmacist.”
More than 400 students participated in the competition, which is sponsored by McNeil Ltd, from 20 Pharmacy departments around the country. The main aim was to demonstrate communication and people skills by asking relevant questions in a confident manner and showing genuine interest in patients.
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