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Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacist Prescribing (PGCertPharmPres)


University of Otago School of Pharmacy

Full time & Part time See Course PgCert approx 2 years

About the course

The Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacist Prescribing (PGCertPharmPres) is designed to prepare pharmacists who currently hold a position involving patient care with the knowledge, skills and attributes to competently prescribe medicines within a collaborative health team environment. The programme is undertaken part-time and consists of two distance papers.

Successful graduates will be eligible to apply to the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand for registration into the Pharmacist Prescriber Scope of Practice. This will enable them to take up a position as a non-medical prescriber.

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Pharmacists are health professionals. They are the experts on medicine in the community. They have the skills and knowledge to help patients understand and use their medicines in the most

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Entry Requirements

Every applicant for the certificate shall hold current registration as a pharmacist in New Zealand; have been awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or have an equivalent postgraduate qualification or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences); hold an appropriate position involving patient care acceptable to the Dean of Pharmacy; and have access to a designated medical prescriber that is acceptable to the Pharmacy Board of Studies.

Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences).


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