Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacist Prescribing

University of Otago

Subject area

Pharmacy

Duration

19 Weeks

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This certificate programme provides registered pharmacists with the knowledge and skills needed to register as pharmacist prescribers with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand. Holders of the certificate will be able to demonstrate comprehensive pharmacotherapeutic knowledge of medicines within their proposed area(s) of prescribing practice; access and evaluate relevant clinical information concerning individual patients in order to prescribe safely and effectively; demonstrate skills in patient assessment, diagnosis and clinical decision-making to facilitate good prescribing decisions; and demonstrate competence in prescribing practice under supervision.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent qualification; current registration as a pharmacist in New Zealand; an appropriate position involving patient care; access to a designated medical prescriber.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


Duration

19 Weeks


Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
N/A N/A
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
N/A N/A
Total N/A N/A

StudyLink website – information about student loans

A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.


Student Success

N/A


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $70,721
Earnings range $48,933 - $81,145
In employment 68%
In further study 28%
On a benefit 2%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

The Salvation Army Marie Fitness Endowment Scholarships

Provided by:

The University of Auckland - The Scholarship Office

Website:

https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/study/scholarships-and-awards/find-a-scholarship.html

Value:

$6,000 pa

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Hiwinui Heke Māori Pharmacy Scholarship

Provided by:

PHARMAC

Website:

http://www.pharmac.health.nz

Value:

For Pharmaceutical Study Assistance

Read more

This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 808 098
Phone: (03) 479 1100
Fax: (03) 474 1607
Email: university@otago.ac.nz
Web: http://www.otago.ac.nz

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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