Interpreting Laboratory Results - Live Webinar

  • 01 May 2019
  • 07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
  • Live Webinar,
  • $69.00 incl. GST for members
  • $92.00 incl. GST for non-members
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About the event

This course is provided by College Education and Training, a business unit of Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Inc.

Presented by:

David Woods

David Woods is an independent pharmaceutical consultant with extensive experience in pharmacy, education, medicines information and clinical pharmacy practice. He was previously involved with the postgraduate program at the School of Pharmacy, University of Otago and participated in the medicines information papers since their inception.

As a contractor David has worked with BPAC on various projects including management of the initial development and publication of the New Zealand Formulary. David works as an adviser and educator on rational medicines use and clinical pharmacy in several other countries including Oman, Kazakhstan, Brazil and Lithuania. He is currently involved with pharmacovigilance research at BPAC and the New Zealand Pharmacovigilance Centre and works in practice as a clinical pharmacist in a multidisciplinary pain clinic.

Course Information:

On completion of this course, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental principles of laboratory testing including the reference range, sensitivity and specificity
  • Interpret serum sodium and potassium concentrations and relate these to disease status and the effects of medicines
  • Interpret iron studies and relate these to different types of anaemia
  • Interpret values of glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) and relate these values to the control and desired targets in Type 2 diabetes
  • Describe the latest guidance on the interpretation of blood lipid concentrations
  • Describe the use and limitations of the eGFR and identify when it may be more appropriate to use the Cockcroft-Gault equation


Pharmacists must achieve an 80% pass mark in order to complete the course.

One learning package must be purchased for each individual to complete the course.

Group 1: TBC points – for listening to the webinar but not doing the assessment, or

Group 2: TBC points – for completion and submission of assessment questions (80% pass mark required).

Pre reading is not assessed. Allocate Group 1 points based on one point per hour.

Non Member Registration

Non PSNZ members can register for this event. Please note you will need to register as a user on the PSNZ website before you can register to attend the event. Look for the "New user? Register now" option at the bottom of the Login screen.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Payment must be received before your course materials will be made available to you. Confirmation and how to access the course materials will be forwarded to your preferred email address once your registration has been processed.

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Cancellation more than seven days before the webinar:

A full refund is available. This amount may be refunded, or transferred to another course or another person.

Cancellation between two and seven days before the webinar:

A 50% refund is available. This amount may be refunded, or transferred to another course or another person.

Cancellation the day before, the day of, or after the webinar:

No refund available.

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By enrolling in this training, you are confirming that all work undertaken within this training programme and assessment answers are your own. If there are grounds to believe that cheating or plagiarism has occurred, we will investigate and your work may be disallowed and you will be unable to complete the training.