Urinary Tract Infections (Trimethoprim Accreditation) Course - On Demand

About the event

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

Presented by:

Dr Juliet Elvy

Juliet is a Clinical Microbiologist working for Wellington SCL and Medlab Nelson Marlborough. She trained in the UK and moved to New Zealand in 2012.

Her many roles include providing microbiology services and advice to hospital and community providers throughout the wider Wellington region as well as Nelson Marlborough, and other parts of the South Island and Auckland community through the Healthscope laboratory network.

She is a member of the NZ Microbiology Network, the NZ National Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Committee and is the current chair of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Microbiology Quality Assessment Program. Her interests include antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial and diagnostic stewardship and quality of microbiology services.


Course Information:

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

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTI’s)
  • List the side effects, contraindications and interactions of trimethoprim
  • Identify when the supply of trimethoprim is appropriate
  • Identify situations requiring referral to other health professionals
  • Advise and counsel patients who require trimethoprim
  • Describe the current antimicrobial resistance situation with regards to trimethoprim in New Zealand

Course Development:

The original course was developed in 2012. It was reviewed and updated in 2019.


Pharmacists must achieve an 100% pass mark in order to complete the course.

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

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 access details will be forwarded to your preferred email address once your registration has been processed.

Access to this online course will expire six months after payment is received.

Registrations are subject to our terms of trade and privacy policy available at www.psnz.org.nz. By submitting this application you agree to these terms and conditions.


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.