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Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacy (PGDipPharm)

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacy (PGDipPharm) provides advanced education in the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical pharmacy or pharmacy practice disciplines. It is particularly designed to prepare individuals for entry into the Master of Pharmacy research degree.

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Contact Details

7th Floor
Adams Building
18 Frederick Street
P.O. Box 56

Tel 64 3 479 7275
Fax 64 3 479 7034

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Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacy (PGDipPharm)

  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 shall hold the degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy or Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours, or have an alternative qualification or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences).

  2. Structure of the Programme

    1. The diploma may be achieved by passing PHCY 501, PHCY 502, PHCY 503, PHCY 504.
    2. With the permission of the Dean of Pharmacy, candidates may substitute related papers of other subjects for some of the required papers.

  3. Duration of the Programme

    A candidate may complete the programme after one year of full-time study and shall normally be required to complete within two years of part-time study.

  4. Special Examinations

    A candidate who obtains a D grade in a paper may be permitted to sit a special examination for that paper. Any candidate who has obtained an E 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. Level of Award of the Diploma

    The diploma may be awarded with distinction or with credit.

  6. 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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