Prof. Lilian M Azzopardi

Prof. Lilian M Azzopardi

Prof. Lilian M Azzopardi

 B.Pharm.(Hons),M.Phil.,Ph.D.,M.R.Pharm.S.,F.F.I.P.,F.E.S.C.P.

Professor

Room 238
Pharmacy Building
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 2896
Lilian M. Azzopardi studied pharmacy at the University of Malta, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. In 1994 she took up a position at the Department of Pharmacy as a teaching and research assistant. Professor Azzopardi completed an MPhil on the development of formulary systems for community pharmacy. Her PhD thesis led to the publication of the book Validation Instruments for Community Pharmacy: Pharmaceutical care for the third millennium published by Pharmaceutical Products Press, USA.

Professor Azzopardi co-ordinates the teaching of pharmacy practice which includes clinical pharmacy for undergraduate and post-graduate students. She has spearheaded major developments in pharmacy education within the University of Malta. She has developed at the University of Malta in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago, a course leading to a post-graduate professional doctorate in pharmacy. She has been invited as an external examiner for postgraduate degrees in different schools of pharmacy.

Lilian Azzopardi was interim director of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy and served as a member of the Working Group on Quality Care Standards within the Community Pharmacy Section of the International Pharmaceutical Federation.

Professor Azzopardi's areas of interest include quality systems and clinical pharmacy interventions. She has published several papers in the area and has been invited to give lectures and short courses in several universities. She served as a member of scientific committees for European conferences and chaired a number of oral communication sessions reporting research work in the field of pharmacy practice. She has received research awards by the International Pharmaceutical Federation and the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy.

Professor Azzopardi is the Head of Department of Pharmacy. She was elected to the Executive Committee of the European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy, served as General Secretary and is currently President of the Association. She was admitted as a Fellow of the International Pharmaceutical Federation and of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy for her contributions to the advancement of pharmacy practice and education in Europe and internationally. She was admitted as a member of the Royal National Academy of Pharmacy of Spain.
  • pharmaceutical quality systems
  • point-of-care testing and clinical analysis
  • clinical pharmacy processes and interventions
  • pharmacy practice activities
  • administrative pharmacy
  • medicines information
  • pharmacy education

AZZOPARDI, L., 2021. Digital health in pharmacy education: Faculty perspective. In Mantel-Teeuwisse A, Khatri B, Uzman N, Meilanti S (eds) : Developing a digitally enabled pharamceutical workforce. The Netherlands: International Pharmaceutical Federation.

KOCHOVA, E., SZIJJ, J.V. and AZZOPARDI, L.M., 2021. Price of medicines in a small market country: a comparative approach. Journal of pharmaceutical health services research, .

AZZOPARDI, L.M. and SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A., 2020. An inter-professional approach towards understanding the science, myths and realities of COVID-19 pandemic.

AZZOPARDI, L.M. and SERRACINO‐INGLOTT, A., 2020. Clinical pharmacy education and practice evolvement in Malta. Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 3(5), pp. 973-979.

BARTOLO, N.S., AZZOPARDI, L.M. and SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A., 2020. Pharmaceuticals and the environment. Early human development, , pp. 105218.

SAMMUT BARTOLO, N., IGNAS, L., WIRTH, F., ATTARD PIZZUTO, M., VELLA SZIJJ, J., CAMILLERI, L., SERRACINO‐INGLOTT, A. and AZZOPARDI, L.M., 2020. Public perception of generic medicines in Malta. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, 11(3), pp. 295-298.

ABBAS, A., VELLA SZIJJ, J., AZZOPARDI, L.M. and SERRACINO INGLOTT, A., 2019. Orphan drug policies in different countries. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, 10(3), pp. 295-302.

ATTARD PIZZUTO, M., CAMILLERI, L., AZZOPARDI, L.M. and SERRACINO‐INGLOTT, A., 2019. Exploring views of pharmacists on antibacterial prescribing: a Maltese perspective. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 27(3), pp. 256-263.

AZZOPARDI, L.M., 2019. Pharmacy Practice in Western Europe. Elsevier, .

GAUCI, M., WIRTH, F., AZZOPARDI, L.M. and SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A., 2019. Clinical pharmacist implementation of a medication assessment tool for long-term management of atrial fibrillation in older persons. Pharmacy Practice (Granada), 17(1),.

MIFSUD, E.M., WIRTH, F., CAMILLERI, L., AZZOPARDI, L.M. and SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A., 2019. Pharmacist-led medicine use review in community pharmacy for patients on warfarin. International journal of clinical pharmacy, 41(3), pp. 741-750.

PHAM, J.T., AZZOPARDI, L.M., LAU, A.H. and JARRETT, J.B., 2019. Student Perspectives on a Collaborative International Doctorate of Pharmacy Program. Pharmacy, 7(3), pp. 85.

AQUILINA, A., WIRTH, F., ATTARD PIZZUTO, M., GRECH, L., CAMILLERI, L., AZZOPARDI, L.M. and SERRACINO‐INGLOTT, A., 2018. Preparing for pharmacist prescribing in Maltese hospitals. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, 9(3), pp. 237-243.

GAUCI, M., WIRTH, F., AZZOPARDI, L.M. and SERRACINO‐INGLOTT, A., 2018. Clinical pharmacist implementation of a medication assessment tool for secondary prevention of stroke in older persons. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, 9(3), pp. 207-214.

GAUCI, M., WIRTH, F., CAMILLERI, L., AZZOPARDI, L.M. and SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A., 2017. Design and application of a medication assessment tool for secondary prevention of stroke. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 39(5), pp. 1008-1012.

GAUCI, M., WIRTH, F., CAMILLERI, L., AZZOPARDI, L.M. and SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A., 2017. Assessing appropriateness of drug therapy in older persons: Development and application of a medication assessment tool for long-term management of atrial fibrillation. Pharmacy Practice (Granada), 15(4),.

GRECH, L., FERRITO, V., SERRACINO INGLOTT, A. and AZZOPARDI, L.M., 2016. Development and validation of RhMAT, as medication assessment tool specifically designed for rheumatoid arthritis management. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, 7(1), pp. 89-92.

VELLA, J., VELLA, M., CASSAR, K., CAMILLERI, L., SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A., AZZOPARDI, L.M. and LAFERLA, G., 2016. Factors affecting penetration of ciprofloxacin in lower extremity ischemic tissues. The international journal of lower extremity wounds, 15(2), pp. 126-131.

WIRTH, F., ZAHRA, G., XUEREB, R.G., BARBARA, C., FENECH, A. and AZZOPARDI, L.M., 2016. Comparison of a rapid point-of-care and two laboratory-based CYP2C19* 2 genotyping assays for personalisation of antiplatelet therapy. International journal of clinical pharmacy, 38(2), pp. 414-420.

BUGEJA, A., PIZZUTO, M.A., SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A. and AZZOPARDI, L.M., 2015. Pharmacist intervention in a psychiatric setting. European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, 22(5), pp. 280-284.

DECELIS, D.A., ADAMI, M.Z., GALEA, J., ATTARD-PIZZUTO, M., INGLOTT, A.S. and AZZOPARDI, L.M., 2015. Pharmacist intervention in pain management following heart surgery. European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, 22(5), pp. 306-308.

UNGARO, S., WIRTH, F., AZZOPARDI, L.M. and SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A., 2015. Point-of-care testing for urine analysis and microalbuminuria for diabetic patient management. Point of Care, 14(3), pp. 71-72.

VELLA, J., BUSUTTIL, F., BARTOLO, N.S., SAMMUT, C., FERRITO, V., SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A., AZZOPARDI, L.M. and LAFERLA, G., 2015. A simple HPLC–UV method for the determination of ciprofloxacin in human plasma. Journal of Chromatography B, 989, pp. 80-85.

VELLA, M., GRIMA, M., WIRTH, F., ATTARD PIZZUTO, M., SAMMUT BARTOLO, N., VELLA, J. and AZZOPARDI, L.M., 2015. Consumer perception of community pharmacist extended professional services. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, 6(2), pp. 91-96.

BRINCAT, A., AZZOPARDI, L.M., ZARB ADAMI, M. and SERRACINO‐INGLOTT, A., 2014. Development and evaluation of a Drug Information Bulletin. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, 5(2), pp. 81-88.

GALEA, S., ZARB ADAMI, M., SERRACINO‐INGLOTT, A. and AZZOPARDI, L.M., 2014. Pharmacist interventions in non‐prescription medicine use. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, 5(1), pp. 55-59.

MAMO, M., WIRTH, F., AZZOPARDI, L.M. and SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A., 2014. Standardising pharmacist patient-profiling activities in a rehabilitation hospital in Malta. European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy: Science and Practice, 21(1), pp. 49-53.

MIFSUD, E.M., AZZOPARDI, L.M. and SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A., 2014. Proposing a framework for international normalized ratio testing and anticoagulation management in community pharmacies. Point of Care, 13(4), pp. 125-127.

BALDACCHINO, S., CAMILLERI, L., FAVA, S., SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A. and AZZOPARDI, L.M., 2013. Risk Assessment Models for the Development of Complications in Maltese Type 2 Diabetic Patients. J Diabetes Metab, 4(2), pp. 1-6.

BUHAGIAR, L.M., CASSAR, O.A., BRINCAT, M.P., BUTTIGIEG, G.G., INGLOTT, A.S., ADAMI, M.Z. and AZZOPARDI, L.M., 2013. Pre-operative pain sensitivity: A prediction of post-operative outcome in the obstetric population. Journal of anaesthesiology, clinical pharmacology, 29(4), pp. 465-471.

MERCIECA, C., SERRACINO‐INGLOTT, A. and AZZOPARDI, L.M., 2013. Perceptions of a newsletter for community pharmacists. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, 4(2), pp. 101-103.

PACE, A., AZZOPARDI, L.M., SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A., WISMAYER, L. and ADAMI, M.Z., 2013. Development in the European Union and access to medicines. Pharmacie Globale, 4(6), pp. 1.

SAID, C., COLEIRO, B., ZARB ADAMI, M., AZZOPARDI, L.M. and SERRACINO INGLOTT, A., 2013. Cost Effectiveness of TNF-Inhibitors in Rheumatoid Arthritis. International journal of inflammation, 2013.

SPITERI, M., ATTARD, E., SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A. and AZZOPARDI, L.M., 2013. Compilation of a herbal medicine formulary for herbal substances in Malta and its usefulness amongst healthcare professionals. Journal of Young Pharmacists, 5(1), pp. 22-25.

TERRIBILE, C.M., WIRTH, F., ZAMMIT, M.C., VELLA, J., AZZOPARDI, L.M. and SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A., 2013. Evaluation of a quality system developed for pharmacy teaching laboratories. Pharmacy Education, 13.

SAPIANO, K., SAVONA-VENTURA, C., CALLEJA-AGIUS, J., SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A. and AZZOPARDI, L.M., 2012. Attitudes towards preconception care in Maltese women with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Gynecological Endocrinology, 28(12), pp. 1006-1009.

BUHAGIAR L, CASSAR OA, BRINCAT MP, BUTTIGIEG GP, SERRACINO-INGLOTT A, ZARB-ADAMI M, AZZOPARDI LM., 2011.
Predictors of post-caesarean section pain and analgesic consumption.
. Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology, 27(2), pp. 185-191.

FENECH J, GALEA R, SERRACINO-INGLOTT A, AZZOPARDI LM., 2011. Management and Patient Knowledge of Osteoporosis.
. Journal of Applied Therapeutic Research, 8, pp. 101-106.

SACCO R, AZZOPARDI LM, SERRACINO-INGLOTT A., 2011.
Palliative care in cancer patients: evaluating pharmacist intervention in a hospice setting
. European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, 17(3), pp. 75-80.

ZAMMIT MC, FIORENTINO L, CASSAR K, AZZOPARDI LM, LAFERLA G., 2011.
Factors Affecting Gentamicin Penetration in Lower Extremity Ischeamic Tissues with Ulcers
. International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds, (Aug 19),.

AZZOPARDI LM, ed, 2010. Lecture notes in pharmacy practice. London, UK: Pharmaceutical Press.

GRISCTI S, SERRACINO-INGLOTT A, ZARB-ADAMI M, AZZOPARDI LM, ANASTASI A, MALLIA C, AZZOPARDI L, CAMILLERI VASSALLO F, CASSAR PJ, COLEIRO B, CASSAR K and AQUILINA D, 2010. Management of rheumatoid arthritis. Hospital Pharmacy Europe, March/April.

WIRTH F, TABONE F, AZZOPARDI LM, GAUCI M, ZARB ADAMI M and SERRACINO INGLOTT A., 2010. Consumer perception of the community pharmacist and community pharmacy services in Malta. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, 1(4), pp. 189-194.

AZZOPARDI LM, ed, 2009. MCQs in pharmacy practice. 2nd edn. London, UK: Pharmaceutical Press.

CONTI, L., WIRTH, F., AZZOPARDI, L., MALLIA, C., CAMILLERI-VASSALLO, F., COLEIRO, B., CASSAR, P.J., CASSAR, K., AZZOPARDI, L.M., ZARB-ADAMI, M. and SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A., 2009. Pharmaceutical care aspects in systemic lupus erythematosus. Hospital Pharmacy Europe, 43, pp. 48-51.

MANDUCA, E., AZZOPARDI, L.M., MANCHE, A., ZARB-ADAMI, M. and SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A., 2009. Tolerance to an 8mg dose of perindopril for secondary prevention of coronary artery disease. Hospital Pharmacy Europe, 43, pp. 54-57.

PIZZUTO, M., WIRTH, F., AZZOPARDI, L.M., ZARB-ADAMI, M. and SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A., 2009. Palliative care in cancer patients. Hospital Pharmacy Europe, 42, pp. 66-69.

VELLA, E., AZZOPARDI, L.M., ZARB-ADAMI, M. and SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A., 2009. Development of protocols for the provision of headache and back-pain treatments in Maltese community pharmacies. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 17, pp. 269-274.

WIRTH, F., AZZOPARDI, L.M., GAUCI, M., ZARB-ADAMI, M. and SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A., 2009. Time and motion study for pharmacists’ activities in a geriatric hospital. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 17, pp. 373-376.

AZZOPARDI LM, ed, 2007. MCQs in clinical pharmacy. 1st edn. London, UK: Pharmaceutical Press.

AZZOPARDI LM, SERRACINO-INGLOTT A and ZARB-ADAMI M, 2007. Writing examination and assessment papers. In: STUART M, ed, The Complete Guide to Medical Writing. London, UK: Pharmaceutical Press, .

FENECH, N., AZZOPARDI, L.M., MUSCAT, V., ZARB-ADAMI, M. and SERRACINO-INGLOTT, A., 2007. Control of nausea and vomiting in cancer chemotherapy. Clinical Pharmacy Europe, 7, pp. 14-16.

AZZOPARDI LM, ed, 2006. Further MCQs in pharmacy practice. 1st edn. London, UK: Pharmaceutical Press.

AZZOPARDI, L.M., 2005. Medications management in older persons: what can be achieved in the international community? Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 1/2, pp. 137-146.

AZZOPARDI LM, ed, 2003. MCQs in pharmacy practice. 1st edn. London, UK: Pharmaceutical Press.

AZZOPARDI, L.M., SERRACINO‐INGLOTT, A., SALEK, S. and ZARB‐ADAMI, M., 2003. Development of external methods to evaluate the quality of pharmacy services offered by community pharmacists. The Quality Assurance Journal: The Quality Assurance Journal for Pharmaceutical, Health and Environmental Professionals, 7(4), pp. 248-257.

AZZOPARDI, L.M., SERRACINO‐INGLOTT, A., SALEK, S. and ZARB‐ADAMI, M., 2003. Development of external methods to evaluate the quality of pharmacy services offered by community pharmacists. The Quality Assurance Journal: The Quality Assurance Journal for Pharmaceutical, Health and Environmental Professionals, 7(4), pp. 248-257.

SERRACINO-INGLOTT A, AZZOPARDI LM and ZARB ADAMI M, 2002. Quality of life in patients receiving treatment for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 10, pp. R81.

AZZOPARDI LM., 2000. Validation instruments for community pharmacy: pharmaceutical care for the third millennium. Binghamton, NY, USA: Pharmaceutical Products Press.

AZZOPARDI, L.M., 2000. Validation instruments for community pharmacy: pharmaceutical care for the third millennium. CRC Press.

AZZOPARDI LM, SALEK S, SERRACINO-INGLOTT A and ZARB ADAMI M., 1998. Development of external validation tools for community pharmacy. Pharmaceutical Journal, 261, pp. R49.

AZZOPARDI LM, SERRACINO-INGLOTT A, SALEK S and ZARB ADAMI M, 1998. Pharmacist’s intervention during chemotherapy treatment greatly reduces side effects in patients with breast cancer: a validation study. In: HUSSON MC, BATEL MARQUES FJ and LUSCOMBE DK, eds, Future therapies and clinical pharmacy. Netherlands: European Society of Clinical Pharmacy, pp. 150-152.

SERRACINO-INGLOTT A, AZZOPARDI LM, ABELA A and ZARB ADAMI M, 1998. Liver function testing in a geriatric hospital. In: HUSSON MC, BATEL MARQUES FJ and LUSCOMBE DK, eds, Future therapies and clinical pharmacy. Netherlands: European Society of Clinical Pharmacy, .

ZARB ADAMI M, SERRACINO-INGLOTT A and AZZOPARDI LM, 1998. Pharmacoeconomics of clinical pharmacy. In: HUSSON MC, BATEL MARQUES FJ and LUSCOMBE DK, eds, Future therapies and clinical pharmacy. Netherlands: European Society of Clinical Pharmacy, pp. 441-443.

AZZOPARDI LM, SERRACINO-INGLOTT A and ZARB ADAMI M., 1997. Establishing a formulary for a community pharmacy: improving communication to optimize pharmacotherapy. In: LUSCOMBE DK, HUSSON MC and CARAMONA M, eds, Progress in Clinical Pharmacy. Netherlands: European Society of Clinical Pharmacy, pp. 70-72.

SERRACINO-INGLOTT A, AZZOPARDI LM and ZARB ADAMI M, 1997. Drug use in the elderly. In: LUSCOMBE DK, HUSSON MC and CARAMONA M, eds, Progress in Clinical Pharmacy. Netherlands: European Society of Clinical Pharmacy, pp. 67-69.

  • PHR1101 - Pharmacy Practice 1
  • PHR1612 - Health, Disease and Terminology
  • PHR2103 - Pharmacy Practice 2
  • PHR2442 - Applied Pharmaceutical Biochemistry
  • PHR2606 - Medication and Dosage Forms
  • PHR3106 - Pharmacy Practice 3
  • PHR3604 - Product Safety, Pharmaceutical Law and Ethics
  • PHR4112 - Pharmacy Practice 4
  • PHR5005 - Industrial Pharmacy
  • PHR5515 - Clinical Pharmacy
  • PHR5612 - Health Systems in USA and Europe
  • PHR5617 - Pharmacotherapeutics 2
Awards
1997 International Pharmaceutical Federation Foundation for Education and Research
International Travel Award
1999 European Society of Clinical Pharmacy and German Foundation for Education and
Research Award
2011 International Association of Pharmaceutical Technology Award
2017 Fellow, International Pharmaceutical Federation
2019 Admitted to the Royal National Academy of Spain
2019 Fellow, European Society of Clinical Pharmacy

Memberships
1994- Registered as a pharmacist with Pharmacy Council, Malta
2008- Registered as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council, UK
2008- Member of the Pharmacy Council Sub-Committee for recognition of professional
qualifications
2010-2013 Member of the Pharmacy Council appointed by the Minister for Health
2012-2014 General Secretary of the European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy
2012- Member, Advisory Committee, FIP Academic Institutional Membership
2014- President, European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy


Affiliations
Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)
International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)
European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP)
International Pharmaceutical Technology Association (APV)


Collaboration
Local Pharmaceutical Industry
Community Pharmacies
Government Hospitals

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