Welcome to the New Zealand College of Pharmacists
The College provides quality accredited continuing education programmes to assist pharmacists to maintain and upgrade their professional knowledge and skills. Courses that we offer are continually being reviewed and updated to ensure they meet the needs of today's pharmacy professional.
The New Zealand College of Pharmacists is proud to be working with the Centre for Pharmacy Post-Graduate Education at the University of Manchester to bring high-quality online learning to College members.
More information about this agreement including details on how to subscribe can be found in the flyer here.
2013 'LIVE' PROGRAMME CALENDAR
* Dates and topics may be subject to change. ** Dates and locations are subject to change and dependent on expressions of interest. Watch this site for confirmed course details.
Download the 2013 Live Programme Calendar here
TRIMETHOPRIM ACCREDITATION TRAINING
The Medsafe-approved mandatory training requirements for pharmacists to become accredited to provide trimethoprim without prescription.
Flyer and Enrolment Form for the Distance-Online or Distance-CD training programme can be found here
The following practice resources have been developed for accredited pharmacists to use when consulting patients:
Trimethoprim for Cystitis Patient Information Sheet
Suspected UTI Assessment Checklist (for printing)
Suspected UTI Assessment Checklist e-Form
(for electronic use)
If you don't want to access the online learning course but still would like to submit your assessment electronically to the College, an e-Form of the assessment answer sheet can be found here. Simply fill this out within your PDF reader, save the file to your computer and email it to the College at email@example.com.
Acne, Wednesday 12th June 2013, 7.30pm to 9.30pm (please note change in start time)
Presented by: Professor Amanda Oakley
Professor Amanda Oakley is President of the New Zealand Dermatological Society Inc. (2011-2013) and also President of the Australian and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (2011-2013). Prof. Oakley is also Manager and Chief Editor of the New Zealand Dermatological Society's successful website DermNet NZ as well as managing the websites of the Australia and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society.
Prof. Oakley is an experienced general clinical dermatologist and is particularly interested in the management of acne, psoriasis, skin cancer and ageing skin, photosensitivity and gynaecological skin. She lectures internationally about teledermatology and dermoscopy, and regularly facilitates workshops on dermoscopy.
- Recognise acne variants
- Recognise common differential diagnosis of acne: perioral dermatitis and rosacea
- Manage mild facial acne using topical therapy
- Understand indications for oral antibiotics and hormonal therapy and their common side effects
- Understand indications for isotretinoin and its common adverse effects
For further details and an enrolment form, please click here
WOUND CARE EVENING LECTURES Level Two 2013
Presented by Professor Geoff Sussman, Monash University, Melbourne
Brought to you in association with our Education partners Douglas Pharmaceuticals and PharmacyBrands
Professor Geoff Sussman will present Wound Care lecture Level Two in 2013 specifically for New Zealand Pharmacy.
The NZ College of Pharmacists and Prof. Sussman have developed a three level structure for Wound Care learning to support the development of Wound Care services in pharmacy.
Level One 2012:
The Wound Care lecture held in 2012 was a foundation course with a focus on community pharmacy although the information learnt will also be highly valuable for hospital pharmacists.
Attendees will complete an assessment at the end of the seminar.
This lecture contained the following points of learning:
- Introduction to Pharmacy and Wound Care
- How wounds heal and what are the major obstacles to healing
- Common acute wounds and their management
- Infection and Antiseptics and their use
- Wound dressings and bandages
Level Two 2013:
The College is currently working with Professor Geoff Sussman on how Level Two will be presented, as soon as details are confirmed we will be in touch.
For more information on the Woundcare Programme click here.
OPTIMAL USE OF MEDICINES IN MENTAL HEALTH
COLLEGE MODULE ME09
Presented by Keith Crump and Helen Dunn
Presented by highly experienced specialist mental health pharmacists Keith Crump and Helen Dunn, this distance-taught College Module aims to provide you with an overview of
the major illnesses in mental health, the medicines used, and advice on optimising their use.
This Module Programme will be ideal for ALL pharmacists wanting to refresh their knowledge or those wanting to have a better understanding of mental health and their patients
with mental illness.
The module will cover the features and pharmacotherapy of Mood and Anxiety Disorders (Major Depressive Disorder & Bipolar Disorder), Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses.
The course consists of a workbook of notes and selected readings providing learning and background information, a 2-hour audioconference (pre recorded November 29 2011) and
two assignments to consolidate your learning and help you apply what you learn to your particular practice.
For further enrolment details see our enrolment flyer - click here
Medicines Use Review (MUR) Training
click here to complete an Expression of Interest form, we can then contact you when future trainings are scheduled in 2013. Tentatively looking at July for the next training.
Community Pharmacy Anti-Coagulation Management Service (CPAMS) Training
Contracted Pharmacies can click here to complete an Expression of Interest form, we can then contact you when future trainings are scheduled in 2013. Tentatively looking at July / August for the next training.
Pharmacoeconomics College Module (ME20) - Expressions of Interest
The College is looking to work with Chris Carswell, Editor of the ADIS journal ‘Pharmacoeconomics’, to develop a module-based course on this topic. We understand there could be limited interest
for this course, but considered it might be useful for some – particularly for those working in pharmaceutical budgeting areas, medicines committees and the like.
To read more about this course and to complete an Expression of Interest click here
NEW Agreement with ST JOHN to Provide First Aid Training
The NZ College of Pharmacists is very pleased to announce an agreement with St John New Zealand to provide training in First Aid to all pharmacists & interns who are members of the College of Pharmacists or Pharmaceutical Society of NZ. The training options available meet the requirements of pharmacists who need a first aid certificate to maintain Competence Standard 3 for their practising certificate.
Download an expression of interest flyer for more information click here, alternatively, you can now complete an online expression of interest form, to do this simply click here
Peter Coville Award
The New Zealand College of Pharmacists would like to congradulate Prof John Shaw in being awarded the Peter Coville Award for 2011. The Award was presented to John at the New Zealand
College of Pharmacists Annual General Meeting held in Dunedin on Sunday 15th May 2011.
To view the citation read out by Chairman Dale Griffiths prior to presentation of the award click here.
If you know of a College member who you feel has made an outstanding and significant contribution to the NZ College of Pharamcists
and to Pharmacy Education in New Zealand you can nominate them now for the 2014 Peter Coville Award.
To view the Award Guidelines, click here. To complete the Nomination Form, click here.
The deadline for submissions for the 2014 Peter Coville Award is Friday 30th August 2013
The New Zealand College of Pharmacists Annual Report
The Annual Report for 2012 is now available, to download a copy click here. If you wish view a specific report click on the report name on the Contents Page and it will direct you there.
The College's Annual General Meeting will be held in Tauranga on June 23rd 2013 as part of the Pharmaceutical Society Symposia being held at The Trinity Wharf Hotel, 51 Dive Crescent, Tauranga at 1.00pm.
To view a copy of the AGM Agenda click here.
For further details regarding the Annual Report or AGM please contact the College on 04 802 0030 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chloramphenicol for Bacterial Conjunctivitis Workbook
A workbook to meet the training requirements for the reclassification of chloramphenicol for ophthalmic use to Pharmacist-Only
Ensure you have the information you need to assess conjunctivitis and supply ocular chloramphenicol appropriately.
This workbook provides an overview of eye-care, an explanation of the various types of conjunctivitis along with the signs/symptoms which will allow you to differentiate between them.
Register your order now to receive this workbook which includes:
• A CD recording of the College of Pharmacists 2008 Eye Care Audioconference
• The Pre-reading booklet associated with the Eye Care Audioconference
• Reference pack focussed specifically on conjunctivitis and the use of chloramphenicol
• An algorithm for the differential diagnosis and treatment of conjunctivitis
• Patient information leaflet on ‘Eye Care and Conjunctivitis’
For more information and how to order - click here: Information and Enrolment Form
A fully updated catalogue of College Courses is now available click here to view what is available.
Information on the Colleges Membership programme can be found HERE
How Are College Programmes Presented?
Audio conferences are a great way to listen in to a presentation on a particular topic, backed up by pre-reading material which gives you preparation and background information. Being able to listen live provides you with the opportunity to ask questions from your own experience and practice, as well as perhaps get further clarification on an issue. If you can’t take part in the live audio conference, you can order a CD recording of the presentation in your own time (as well as receiving all the pre-reading that goes with it). Audio conferences generally last around 2 hours and the “assessment” is often multi-choice questions or a list of the top points of learning that you have gained. Recordings of all audio conferences are also available as CD or MP3 recordings after the live conference. NOTE: Participants in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin no longer need to attend the audio conference centre – you can dial in from the comfort of home! Information on how to login will be provided at the time of enrolment.
The College’s membership modules are more involved learning on a topic and the form of presentation may include an audio conference or workshop (depending on the course). The form of assessment tends to be assignment-based, meaning that you get into the topic to a greater level. Because of the greater work and hence learning, modules are worth 50 credits each. In order to achieve full membership of the College (i.e. MNZCP) two modules are mandatory to complete, and these are Practice Pharmacy in a Professional Manner (Law and Ethics – next offered in 2010) and Communications, which is being held in 2009.
Basic Practice Updates (‘BPUs’).
Basic Practice Updates are booklets written to cover a basic introduction to a topic. They are not as extensive as a text book, and are not meant to be. They are written to be easily picked up and read - to provide a refresher to what you possibly already know, or to get a general overview to a condition and it’s current treatment.
Certain programmes are presented in a workshop format, where participants attend a specific venue. There are various reasons why a course may be run as a workshop, but the most common is due to a large amount of content to deliver e.g. MUR Training Workshops, or where a large attendance is expected e.g. the end of year ECP Training workshop in Auckland.
Certain short courses lend themselves well to being computer based. These are held on line and accessed on demand by the user. This allows you to complete your studies in a time and place that suits you.
Losec® Now Pharmacy Only - Training Package Still Available for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Staff
After initially being reclassified to pharmacist-only, Losec is now reclassified to pharmacy-only. Training is not mandatory for pharmacists, but for those who have not previously attended one of
the pharmacist-only training seminars or the audioconference you can still order a copy of the distance learning pack for you or your pharmacy staff. This includes all reading materials, a copy
of the treatment protocol and a DVD recording of the Wellington seminar (available from 1st November, order using the registration form link below) and will provide you with useful guidance on the
appropriate use of Losec.
For a Registration Form click here
Recent Audio conferences:
2013 audioconference CD recordings, available for purchase:
Constipation and Diarrhoea - now available on CD - click here
Presented by: Associate Professor Alan Fraser
Skin Problems in the Elderly - now available on CD - click here
Presented by: Dr Darion Rowan
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - now available on CD - click here
Presented by: Dr Bronwen Rhodes
Opiate Dependency - now available on CD - click here
Presented by: Carina Walters
To Purchase any of the below 2012 audioconference CD recordings - click here
Skin Cancer and Sunsmart (November 2012) - now available on CD
Presented by: Dr Mark Foley, Skin Cancer Expert and Barbara Hegan, Advisor Skin Cancer Control Cancer Society
Childhood Asthma Audioconference (October 2012), Presented by: Dr David McNamara, Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Specialist
Heart Failure Audioconference (September 2012), Presented by: Dr Wil Harrison, Cardiologist
Anaemia Audioconference (August 2012), Presented by: Dr Bart Baker, Clinical Haematologist
Oral Health Audioconference (July 2012), Presented by: Dr Kim Gear
The Assessment and Management of Cough Audioconference (June 2012), Presented by Prof James (Jim) Reid
The Ears Audioconference (May 2012), Presented by Mr Andrew Currie, Otolaryngologist
Atrial Fibrillation Audioconference (March 2012), Presented by Dr Gerard Devlin, Cardiologist
Allergy Audioconference (February 2012), Presented by Dr Marianne Empson, Clinical Immunologist
To Purchase any of the below 2011 audioconference CD recordings click here
Attention Hyperactivity Attention Disorder (ADHD) (November 2011), Presented by: Dr J A (Tony) Hanne
Urinary Incontinence (October 2011), Presented by: Dr Sharon English, Consultant Urologist
Psoriasis and Eczema (September 2011), Presented by: Dr Lissa Judd, Dermatologist and Occupational Medicine Specialist
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Endometriosis (August 2011), Presented by: Dr Mary Birdsall Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecology Specialist
Vaccines and the Immunisation Schedule (July 2011), Presented by: Dr Nikki Turner, Director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC), Senior Lecturer in the Division of General Practice & Primary Healthcare, University of Auckland and General Practitioner
Epilepsy (June 2011), Presented by: Dr Peter Bergin, Neurologist and Specialist in Epilepsy, Auckland City Hospital
Men's Health (May 2011), Presented by: Dr Chris Hawke, Specialist Urologist, MercyAscot Hospital & East Care Specialist Centre, Auckland
Using Medicines in Renal Disease (April 2011), Presented by: Dr Paul Manley, Renal Physician, Transplant Nephrologist, Auckland Hospital
Travel Medicine for Pharmacists (March 2011), Presented by: Dr Jenny Visser, Travel Medicine Doctor & Senior Lecturer, Wellington School of Medicine
Contraception Update (February 2011), Presented by: Dr Christine Roke, National Medical Advisor, Family Planning Association of NZ
To purchase any of the below 2010 audioconferences CD recording click here
Sleep Medicine for Pharmacists (November 2010), Presented by: Dr Tony Fernando, Consultant Psychiatrist and Sleep Specialist
Stroke (October 2010), Presented by: Dr John Fink, Neurologist at the Department of Neurology Department, Canterbury District Health Board
Migraine (September 2010), Presented by: Dr Rosamund Hill, Consultant Neurologist, Department of Neurology Auckland Hospital
Alzheimers Disease and Dementia (August 2010), Presented by: Dr Greg Young, Psychogeriatrician from Hawkes Bay DHB
Pain and Fever in Children (July 2010), Presented by: Dianne Wright (Paediatric Pharmacist) and Dr John Doran (Paediatrician)
Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy (June 2010), Presented by: Dr Beverley-Anne Lawton, Director/clinician, Wellington Menopause Clinic, Senior Research Fellow in Women’s Health at the Wellington School of Medicine and member of the New Zealand Guidelines Committee on HRT.
Coughs and Colds in Children (April 2010), Presented by: Associate Professor David Reith, Paediatrician and Clinical Pharmacologist, Dr Ruth Savage, Senior Medical Assessor, New Zealand Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoriing and Dr Linda Bryant, Clinical Advisory Pharmacist
Fertility and Conception Health (March 2010), Presented by Dr Andrew Murray Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Coeliac Disease (February 2010), Presented by Dr John Wyeth, Gastroenterologist, Capital & Coast DHB
Course Details and Enrolments
Please click here to view full details of all courses
Emergency Contraceptive Pill Training
ECP training may be completed using a recording of the latest audio conference or attending a workshop or live audio conference.See course details for more information.
To order the Distance Learning Audio pack (using a recording of audio conference held in December 2012) click here.
Please note - in response to demand, for those who are already ECP accredited but would like a refresher you can now enrol in the ECP Audio conferences as a "refresher" capacity (only available for live sessions). See the audioconference enrolment form for more details
Upcoming Training Sessions:
Tuesday November 26th 2013, Auckland Evening Workshop, 7.00pm to 9.00pm (date and venue details still to be confirmed)
Monday June 24th 2013, 8.00pm to 10.00pm, for further details and enrolment form click here
Tuesday December 3rd 2013, 8.00pm to 10.00pm, details will be confirmed closer to the date
Medicines Use Review (MUR) Training
MUR training days will continue to be provided in 2009, with a particular focus on providing training to areas with a high demand for training. As the College has provided MUR training in most DHB regions, where we go to next can depend on local demand. If you are interested in undertaking MUR training, then please send in an expression of interest form to allow us to notify you if/when a training workshop is next organised in your region.
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Access to Audio conferences have changed:
A reminder that participants in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin no longer need to attend the audio conference centre – you can dial in from the comfort of home!
Information on how to login will be provided at the time of enrolment.
Australian Pharmacist Journal
A 12 month (Jan - Dec) subscription discount is available to NZCP Members - renewal notices will be sent November each year
About the NZ College of Pharmacists:
- Subsidised course fees
- Professional recognition
- Attaining College Credits for courses completed
PSNZ (Inc) members are entitled to free membership of the College, but are required to sign the declaration form to do so.
Membership of the College alone is $155. Link to Membership Form.
College Credits To apply for college credits from NZHPA events please click here:NZHPA Events (Word doc 93kb)
Society appointed members
Dale Griffiths DipPharm. PGDipPharm. PGCertClinPharm. FPS MNZCP
Chris Budgen BPharm. ACC Lond. MRPSGB FPS FNZCP
Paul Larson BPharm. (Hons) PGDipClinPharm. (Distinction) PGCertTravMed ANZCP RegPharmNZ MPS MInstD
education establishment member:
Maree Jensen FPS MRPharmS PGDipClinPharm. ANZCP PGCertClinEd.
Bernie McKone (Chairman) DipPharm. MPharm. FPS FNZCP
Andi Shirtcliffe BPharm. FPS MNZCP PGCert Pharm. PGDip(Clin)Pharm.
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New Zealand College of Pharmacists
PO Box 11640, Manners Street, Wellington 6142
Telephone: (04) 802 0030
Fax: (04) 381 4786