Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


Students must be registered with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand (and hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate) and have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy (or an equivalent qualification) to be eligible for entry.

Additional entry requirements as stipulated by the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand and the University are listed here:

  1. Entrants must hold registration in the Pharmacist scope of practice and hold a current Annual Practising Certificate (APC) issued by PCNZ.
  2. Entrants must have at least two (2) years of recent, appropriate and relevant post-registration experience within a collaborative health team environment, in a community or hospital care based setting.
  3. Entrants must be able to demonstrate that competence standards 1, 2, 4 and 5 of the Pharmacist scope of practice are applicable and part of their current practice.
  4. Entrants must have identified an area of clinical practice in which to develop their prescribing skills and have up-to-date clinical, pharmacological and pharmaceutical knowledge relevant to their intended area of prescribing practice.
  5. Entrants should demonstrate how they reflect on their own performance and take responsibility for their own CPD.
  6. Entrants must have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent qualification
  7. Entrants must have identified potential Designated Medical Practitioners (DMPs) to provide supervision, support and shadowing opportunities for the pharmacist to the education provider.
  8. Entrants must have discussed and identified their possible role(s) as a prescriber within the collaborative health team environment they intend to practise in prior to commencing the practicum.
  9. Entrants must obtain their manager’s approval to undertake the programme to ensure they will be allocated work time to complete the Practicum.

All of the requirements must be fulfilled and it is particularly important that a defined area of prescribing practice is identified and agreed with the colloborative team and DMP, and approved by the universities before commencing the programme.