Rene Breault, BScPharm, PharmD

Associate Clinical Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences


Associate Clinical Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
(780) 492-0544
3-228 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 1C9


Area of Study / Keywords

Pharmacy Practice Pharmacy Education Pharmacist Prescribing Hypertension


I am a licensed pharmacist and educator with a clinical practice focusing on hypertension and dyslipidemia in an ambulatory clinic setting. I have an interest in pharmacy practice and pharmacy education research. In particular I am interested in translating knowledge from pharmacy practice research into pharmacy education in pharmacy patient care skills lab courses in order to better assist students in learning to use the scope of practice for pharmacists in Alberta. I am currently the Academic Lead, Practice Innovation, in which I oversee the Patient Care Skills stream (Practice skills labs) of our curriculum. 

BScPharm - 1998 University of Alberta

PharmD - 2010 University of Toronto


Alberta College of Pharmacists

Additional Prescribing Authorization (2007)

Academic Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor 2009-2016

Associate Clinical Professor 2016-Present

Administrative Appointments

Academic Lead, Practice Innovation July 1, 2023 - Present

Director, PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists Program January 1, 2014-June 30, 2023

Director, Practice Development 2011-2013. 

Clinical Practice

Hypertension Dyslipidemia Clinic, Kaye Edmonton Clinic, University of Alberta Hospital

PLEASE NOTE: I do not supervise graduate students


Research Interests:

The role of the pharmacist and their professional development needs

The pharmacists role in care planning services

Pharmacist Prescribing

Pharmacy Education

Clinical Areas of Interest

Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, Nephrology, Primary Care, Ambulatory Care

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Entry to Practice PharmD Program

PHARM 420: Patient Care Skills 5 - Course coordinator and Instructor

PHARM 323: Patient Care Skills 4 - Course coordinator and Instructor

PHARM 343: Pharmacotherapy 2 (Nephrology content) - Instructor

PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists Program

PHARM 525 - PharmD Seminar - Course Coordinator

Additional Teaching

PHARM 498: Research and Directed Studies - Independent Student Projects 

PHARM 515: PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists - Specialty Elective - Pharmacy Education/Academia

PHARM 557: Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience - Elective - Pharmacy Education/Academia

PHARM 320: Patient Care Skills 3

PHARM 423: Patient Care Skills 6

Pharm 522: Advanced Patient Care Skills and Health Assessment - Instructor


I DO NOT supervise graduate students


PHARM 525 - PharmD Seminars - Part 1

This capping course is designed to evaluate students' ability to integrate knowledge and skills in pharmacy practice. Provides a forum for students to integrate experience gained through coursework taken to date with their professional practice. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar. (Restricted to PharmD Students or with Faculty consent.) Prerequisites: PHARM 521 or consent of the Faculty.

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