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Hands-On Pharmacy

Medicines and the pharmacist

Pharmacists are medicine experts; pharmacists are essential members of the healthcare team. They’re trusted by other healthcare professionals to assess prescriptions and recommend the best combination of medicines.

Pharmacists work directly with patients, helping them understand their medicines, and use their medicines in the most effective way. But this is just part of their role. As a pharmacist, you can assess and treat some conditions, prescribe medication, and give life-saving vaccinations.

Pharmacists can continue on to become pharmaceutical scientists to develop new medicines – or with government and research organisations.

As a pharmacist, you can make an authentic difference to the lives of your patients, their whānau, and their communities.

This project includes an introduction to what pharmacists do and will cover as many aspects of pharmacy as possible including: making a cream, a lip balm and a sunscreen; an Amazing Race using the skills learnt; making medicines in a sterile setting; drug delivery methods; molecular modelling; and paracetamol formulations.

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