Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacist Prescribing

University of Otago

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Entry 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.

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.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Pharmacy at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 808 098
Phone: (03) 479 1100
Fax: (03) 474 1607

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