PSA, PSNZ partner on postgrad education for Kiwi pharmacists


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The PSA and the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand have announced a joint collaboration for exclusive access for New Zealand pharmacists to formal postgraduate education in leadership and management, tailored especially for pharmacy.

“PSA is pleased that these qualifications have been recognised by our colleagues across the Tasman as relevant and applicable to New Zealand pharmacy practice,” says PSA National President Joe Demarte.

“The delivery of these programs through our online learning platform is ideal for PSNZ members to study at their own pace and without having to coordinate with timezone differences.”

Richard Townley, PSNZ Chief Executive, says the organisation is delighted to offer its members exclusive access to the PSA qualifications as there is currently nothing similar designed exclusively for pharmacists available in New Zealand.

“The learning offered by these qualifications is of a very high quality and is ideal for pharmacists with leadership or managerial responsibilities.  Our members have consistently asked for these types of courses to be made available,” says Townley.

The qualifications now available to PSNZ members are the Diploma of Leadership and Management, ideal for building skills and knowledge in team and business management and leadership, and the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice which enables pharmacists to lead, innovate and advance their practice.

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