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Study Pharmacy at Otago

Pharmacy Student

Overview

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 appropriate way. The practice of pharmacy includes the development and manufacture of medicines, the supply and dispensing of medicines to patients, and the giving of information about medicines, drug therapy and disease management to patients, doctors and other health professionals.

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Contact details

School of Pharmacy

Office address
Level 7, Adams Building
18 Frederick Street, Dunedin

Postal address
School of Pharmacy
University of Otago
PO Box 56 Dunedin 9054

Tel 64 3 479 7271
Fax 64 3 479 7034
Email pharmacy@otago.ac.nz
Website otago.ac.nz/pharmacy

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Qualifications

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Papers

See the full list of Pharmacy (PHCY) papers.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)

Note: Students who commenced with Second Year papers prior to 2018 should refer to the 2017 University of Otago Calendar for current Third Year and Fourth Year paper requirements.

Year Papers Points
1st year

Health Sciences First Year Course

Note: Students enrolled in the Health Sciences First Year course will be required to achieve a satisfactory mark in a standard diagnostic English test or another approved measure of achievement.

126
2nd year

PHCY 210  Introduction to Pharmacy

PHCY 211  Fundamental Pharmaceutical Science

PHCY 220  Integrated Modules A

Note: Candidates for the second and subsequent years of the BPharm programme will normally have passed all papers for the previous year of study.

12

48

60

3rd year

In 2018:
PHCY 315  Human Disease
PHCY 340  Essentials of Drug Action
PHCY 342  Drug Delivery Systems
PHCY 343  Drug Disposition and Pharmacokinetics
PHCY 344  Professional Pharmacy Practice A
PHCY 345  Quality Use of Medicines A
PHCY 346  Professional Pharmacy Practice B

From 2019:
PHCY 310  Integrated Modules B
PHCY 320  Integrated Modules C


12
12
12
12
12
50
10

 

60
60

4th year

In 2018 and 2019:
PHCY 470  Elective Study
PHCY 471  Quality Use of Medicines B
PHCY 472  Professional Pharmacy Practice C
PHCY 473  Quality Use of Medicines C

From 2020:
PHCY 410  Elective Studies A
PHCY 420  Pharmacy Management
PHCY 430  Elective Studies B
PHCY 431  Structured Practical Experiential Programme
PHCY 432  Applied Pharmacotherapy and Patient Care


12
46
16
46

 

15
15
15
30
45

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Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours (BPharm(Hons))

Year Papers Points
1st year

Health Sciences First Year Course

Note: Students enrolled in the Health Sciences First Year course will be required to achieve a satisfactory mark in a standard diagnostic English test or another approved measure of achievement.

126
2nd year

PHCY 210  Introduction to Pharmacy

PHCY 211  Fundamental Pharmaceutical Science

PHCY 220  Integrated Modules A

Note: Candidates for the second and subsequent years of the BPharm programme will normally have passed all papers for the previous year of study.

12

48

60

3rd year

In 2018:
PHCY 315  Human Disease
PHCY 340  Essentials of Drug Action
PHCY 342  Drug Delivery Systems
PHCY 343  Drug Disposition and Pharmacokinetics
PHCY 344  Professional Pharmacy Practice A
PHCY 345  Quality Use of Medicines A
PHCY 346  Professional Pharmacy Practice B

From 2019:
PHCY 310  Integrated Modules B
PHCY 320  Integrated Modules C


12
12
12
12
12
50
10

 

60
60

4th year

PHCY 480  Honours Research Project

PHCY 481  Quality Use of Medicines B for Honours

PHCY 482  Professional Pharmacy Practice C for Honours

PHCY 483  Quality Use of Medicines C for Honours

36

46

16

46

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Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacist Prescribing (PGCertPharmPres)

Papers

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