Christine Hughes, BscPharm, ACPR, PharmD

Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences


Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
(780) 492-5903
3-202 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 1C9




Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy (BScPharm) - University of Alberta, 1994

Accredited Canadian Pharmacy Residency (ACPR) - Royal Alexandra Hospital, 1995

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) - University of British Columbia, 1997

Awards and Recognitions (Select):

2017 Teaching Excellence Award (Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences)

2015 CSHP 2015 National Success Story (Optimizing HIV Perinatal Outcomes: Pharmacist Contributions in a Collaborative Care Model)

2013 Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (University of Alberta)

2011 Bristol Myers Squibb, Excellence in Teaching Award (undergraduate pharmacy program)

2011 Alberta Pharmacy Centennial Award of Distinction

2010 Canadian Pharmacists Association Patient Care Achievement Award in Specialty Practice

2010 MJ Huston Pharmacist of Distinction – Alberta College of Pharmacists

2008 Fellow Award (FCSHP) – Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists

2002 Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (Alberta Branch), Practitioner of the Year Award

1999 Bristol Myers Squibb, Excellence in Teaching Award (undergraduate pharmacy program)


1994-present Alberta College of Pharmacists

2007 Additional Prescribing Authority (Alberta College of Pharmacists)

2007 Authorization to Administer Drugs by Injection

2012 American Academy of HIV Medicine HIV Pharmacist Credential (AAHIVP)

Clinical Practice:

Northern Alberta HIV Program - Kaye Edmonton Clinic


Research Areas and Interests:


Perinatal Transmission of HIV

Drug interactions with Antiretrovirals

Medication Adherence

Rapid HIV Testing 

Pharmacy Practice

Practice Change

Professional Development of Pharmacists

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Teaching areas:

Course coordinator Pharmacy 477 (Infectious Diseases 2): therapeutics of viral pathogens (e.g. HIV, hepatitis, herpes viruses), vaccines, non-invasive fungal infections

Other areas of teaching: introduction to patient care process, assessment and therapeutic management of anemias

Teaching philosophy:

In many situations my teaching philosophy can best be described as progressive adult education.  I believe my role (as an instructor) is to guide the learning process by providing learning experiences which involve integration and application of knowledge to realistic patient scenarios.  I believe learners develop confidence in themselves as learners and critical thinkers when they are supported and encouraged to ask questions to broaden their thinking. In order to achieve this, I try to create a classroom environment that supports questioning behaviours and encourages critical thought. 


PHARM 446 - Pharmacotherapy 9

Students will develop foundational knowledge related to select fungal, viral and protozoal infections, as well as in the area of transplant. In addition, this course will provide students with fundamental knowledge and skills (patient assessment) in disease prevention through delivery of immunizations and traveller's health services. Students will further develop their critical thinking and self-directed learning skills, along with their breadth and depth of therapeutic knowledge, as they incorporate principles of evidence-based therapeutic decision making within the patient care process framework. (Restricted to Pharmacy students.)

Winter Term 2021

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