College 2019 Learning Programme

About the event

College Education & Training Programme 2019

College Education and Training are working on a valuable suite of learning for 2019. Read the new programme on the College page or below.

See below for topics that will be available.


Date Topic
27 th Feb HIV
20 th March Diabetes Management in Pregnancy
3 rd April Atrial Fibrillation
1 st May Interpreting Laboratory Results
29 th May Diabetes Management Across Time Zones
26 th June Sex, Drug and Synapses: Management of Sexual Dysfunction with Psychiatric Drugs
24 th July Understanding Islamic Culture
13 th August Improving Maori Health Outcomes
4 th September Antibiotic Resistance and Stewardship
8th October Oral Formulation
20th November Trimethoprim Accreditation Training Update

(Webinars consist of 1.5-2 hour education sessions)


Programmes are in depth topics involving multiple 1 – 2 hour education sessions and multiple assessments. All programmes can be completed part time and will be approximately 10 weeks duration.

Biologics Programme (re launched from 2018).

This programme will cover the use of various biologic medicines over 3 specialties Rheumatology, Gastroenterolgy and Dermatology. Learn about what biologic medicines are, the main indications of biologic medicines in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases, the main adverse effects and contraindications. This programme is expected to run from March – May 2018.

Managing Chronic Pain

This programme will cover the pharmacological management of chronic pain, principles of prescribing and de-prescribing safely, the psychological factors associated with chronic pain and strategies for active management. This programme is expected to run from March – May 2018.

Managing Medicines in the Older Population

This programme will cover the principles of prescribing in older people, physiological changes in this patient group and consequently associated drug related problems as well as issues around polypharmacy. This programme is expected to run in the second half of 2018 – dates TBC.

Owning My Gout (OMG) Training Programme

The College is working with the Counties Manukau OMG team to develop a gout training programme for pharmacies who will may be awarded a DHB contract to provide this service. More details to come in 2019.


Medicine Reconciliation Workbook

This workbook will be aimed at senior pharmacy technicians and pharmacists. The workbook will discuss the purpose of medicine reconciliation and processes for reconciling medicines to obtain the most accurate list of medicines.

Clinical Checking Workbook

This workbook will discuss the skills and methods of performing a clinical check prior to medicine being supplied to ensure the medicine is safe and effective for the patient.


Applications for the next PACT cohort will go out in 2019. Members will receive an email when we are accepting applications.


Emergency Contraceptive Pill course
Clozapine Dispensing in Community Pharmacy
Selected Oral Contraceptive Reclassification course
Trimethoprim course
Medicine Use Review Training Programme
Community Pharmacy Anticoagulation Management Service (CPAMS) If you work at a CPAMS contracted pharmacy and want to enrol in the CAMS programme, contact

For more details email: or phone: 04 802 0030