Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacist Prescribing
University of Otago
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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
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.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$48,933 - $81,145|
|In further study||28%|
|On a benefit||2%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
Examples of related scholarships
The Salvation Army Marie Fitness Endowment Scholarships
The University of Auckland - The Scholarship Office
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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.