Dr. Linda Suveges

B.S.P., M.Sc. (Sask.), Ph.D. (Purdue)
Professor of Pharmacy
Director of Continuing Professional Development for Pharmacists

Thorvaldson 121, Thorvaldson 116.4 (CPDP)
Phone: 306-966-6347, 306-966-6328 (CPDP)
Fax: 306-966-6377
linda.suveges@usask.ca

Dr. Suveges has been on the faculty since 1981. She is also responsible for the continuing education programs for pharmacists in Saskatchewan.

Teaching Responsibilities
Undergraduate topics in Pharmacy Practice, Social and Administrative Pharmacy and Communications.

Research Interests
Continuing education for health professionals; pharmacy education; non-prescription medications; consumer behavior; impact of pharmacists’ interventions on patient outcomes (especially self-medication); patient education.

Recent studies have focused on evaluation of two types of needs assessments in continuing pharmacy education; women in pharmacy: results of a Delphi study of pharmacists’ attitudes and beliefs; development of a national drug scheduling process and standards of practice for nonprescription drugs; and consumer behavior in selecting nonprescription cough and cold products.

Recent Publications (see more on Scopus)

Davis, P., Clackson, J., Henry, C., Bobyn, J., Suveges, L. Interprofessional continuing health education for diabetic patients in an urban underserved community (2008) Journal of Interprofessional Care, 22 (SUPPL. 1), pp. 51-60.

Taylor, J., Lo, Y.-N., Dobson, R., Suveges, L. Consumer over-the-counter usage and attitudes: A survey in one Canadian city (2008) International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 16 (5), pp. 295-302.

Taylor, J.G., Lo, Y.N., Dobson, R., Suveges, L.G. Consumer expectations of nonprescription medications according to location of sale. (2007) Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA, 47 (6), pp. 729-736.

Research Category Keywords
Pharmacy Practice, Non-prescription Drugs, Consumer Behaviour, Continuing Education, Self-medication.