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Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacist Prescribing (PGCertPharmPres)


    No enrolments are currently being accepted for the PGCertPharmPres.

    The University of Otago does offer a pathway to registration in the Pharmacist Prescriber scope of practice for New Zealand Registered Pharmacists. For more information, visit the School of Pharmacy website:

    Pharmacist Prescriber pathway


    Postgraduate Administrator
    School of Pharmacy

    Tel +64 3 479 7271
    Fax +64 3 479 7034

    Office address

    Level 7, Adams Building
    18 Frederick Street, Dunedin

    Postal address

    Postgraduate Administrator
    School of Pharmacy
    University of Otago
    PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054


    Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacist Prescribing (PGCertPharmPres)

    1. Admission to the Programme

      1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences).
      2. Every applicant for the certificate shall
        1. hold current registration as a pharmacist in New Zealand;
        2. 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);
        3. hold an appropriate position involving patient care acceptable to the Dean of Pharmacy; and
        4. have access to a designated medical prescriber that is acceptable to the Pharmacy Board of Studies.

    2. Structure of the Programme

      The programme shall consist of two papers, PHCY 601 and PHCY 602.

    3. Duration of the Programme

      A candidate shall normally complete the requirements for the certificate within two years of admission to the programme.

    4. Special Examinations

      Any candidate who has obtained a fail grade in a paper will not normally be admitted to a special examination in that paper but may be offered an opportunity to repeat the paper.

    5. Variations

      The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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    Regulations on this page are taken from the 2024 Calendar and supplementary material.

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