Wellbeing Kete

About the event

All courses within this bundle have been provided by College Education and Training, a business unit of Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Inc.

2020 was a challenging year for all of us and so in 2021 College Education and Training is focusing on wholeness and wellness for both the individual pharmacist and their patients. We are excited to announce our first Kete for 2021 - Wellbeing.

Wellbeing Kete

As a special offer for members, our Wellbeing Kete is priced using the “buy three, get one free” model. Our Wellbeing Kete consists of the following four courses -

  1. Nutrition in Pharmacy Practice: What, Why and How
  2. Metabolic Health and Disease: A New Paradigm
  3. Metabolic Health and Disease: Managing the M.E.S.S (Movement, Eating, Sleep, and Stress)
  4. Infectious Diseases

Each event will be conducted initially as a Live Webinar where you can join to engage directly with our presenters and then a recording of the event will be supplied after the fact if you prefer to work through learning at your own pace.

Learn more about each topic below.

(You can register for an individual event by following the link in each title).

Nutrition in Pharmacy Practice: What, Why and How

The Live Webinar took place on the 5th May 2021, a recording of the presentation has been provided.

What we eat and how active we are plays an important part in our overall health and wellbeing. Poor nutrition is a leading cause of health loss in New Zealand, contributing to many chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and many cancers.

Join fellow pharmacist Hannah O'Malley, founder of The Better Base, to learn why nutrition is an emerging priority for pharmacists, how pharmacists can incorporate nutrition support within a community or hospital setting as well as discuss opportunities on how pharmacists can play a key role in supporting individuals with healthy dietary shifts.

Metabolic Health and Disease: A New Paradigm

The Live Webinar took place on the 23rd June 2021, a recording of the presentation has been provided.

Join Dr Catherine Crofts, a NZ registered pharmacist, who has maintained the philosophies of optimising medication-related outcomes (OMRO), especially using lifestyle. This webinar will challenge traditional thinking on metabolic health and disease, especially type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, and dementias.

At the conclusion of this webinar you will be able to:

  1. Describe aetiology of metabolic disease, including its pathogenesis.
  2. Explain how type 2 diabetes increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, certain cancers or dementias
  3. Describe the relationship between nutritional biochemistry and metabolic disease
  4. Identify cognitive dissonance, (your own, your patients, and your colleagues) and explore strategies to mitigate or manage this

Current controversies in metabolic health, including the importance (or not) of LDL cholesterol with cardiovascular disease, and why type 2 diabetes needs to be considered a disease of high insulin levels will also be discussed.

Metabolic Health and Disease: Managing the M.E.S.S (Movement, Eating, Sleep, and Stress)

Live Webinar: Wednesday 28th July 2021 at 7.30pm

Following on from her first webinar (Metabolic Health and Disease: A New Paradigm), Dr Catherine Crofts will move her focus to lifestyle management of metabolic disease and the promotion of metabolic health.

Building on the foundation of nutritional biochemistry, this webinar will consider the pillars of Movement, Easting, Sleep, and Stress (MESS) and how these, especially ‘Eating’, have been clinically proven to cause remission of type 2 diabetes.
Join this webinar to learn about the impact lifestyle can have on metabolic health and the importance of both personalising lifestyle management and intensive support. Controversies in the nutritional management of metabolic health (e.g. keto or plant-based diets) will also be discussed.

Infectious Diseases

Live Webinar: Wednesday 4th August 2021 at 7.30pm

At the conclusion of this webinar you will be able to:

  1. Identify common organisms and explain how empiric therapy is predicted
  2. Describe the epidemiology and impact of multidrug-resistant organisms in New Zealand
  3. Describe the management of common infections seen in practice
  4. Describe the epidemiology, impact, testing, and treatment strategies of Rheumatic Fever
  5. Describe the approach to an acutely unwell patient with the aim of improving outcomes
  6. Evaluate commonly used antifungals and antivirals, and their place in therapy

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.