Refugee Health - 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: Bafreen Sherif

Bafreen Sherif is a Clinical Pharmacist at Waitemata District Health Board and has completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy with Distinction. She has undertaken her Master's research on issues pertinent to refugee healthcare needs, barriers to access (including pharmaceutical) and future healthcare direction. She has a special interest in the health status of deprived and underprivileged populations and was recently invited to speak on her research at the North American Refugee health Conference in Toronto, Canada.

Course Information:

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

  • Describe how refugees arrive in New Zealand and the existing mechanisms in place enabling successful resettlement
  • Explain the potential healthcare needs and barriers to access of refugees and how this may differ across population subgroups
  • Describe successful communication strategies to optimise medication and health-related outcomes
  • Demonstrate cultural-competency in refugee health


Accreditation number: C20/01 (expiry 18/02/2022) This course has been accredited by PSNZ ENHANCE for 2 hours of Group 2 learning and pharmacists may allocate 4 Group 2 points on successful completion of the learning activity

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.

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 access to the On Demand course will be made available to you.

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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.