Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2019 Semester One – 4 March
Available locations
Programme type

Programme overview

Graduates of the postgraduate diploma will be able to:

  • Ensure the safe, effective and economic use of medicines for both individual patients and patient groups
  • Design, implement and optimise pharmaceutical care plans for individual patients in a broad range of therapeutic areas
  • Manage the pharmaceutical care of patients with complex clinical needs
  • Develop specialised knowledge of medicines use in areas of clinical interest, including advanced medicines management

This programme has been designed to allow students living anywhere in New Zealand to enrol, as most of the material will be presented online (supplemented by face-to-face weekend workshops for some courses).

Programme structure

Courses completed as part of the PGCertClinPharm can be credited toward the PGDipClinPharm:

  • Completion of Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy (60 points)
  • Advanced taught course topics that cover applied and advanced pharmacotherapy and innovative pharmacy services (60 points)

Sample programme structure

Year 1 120 points

  • Code:
    PHARMACY 764
    Medicines Information and Critical Appraisal
    Compulsory core course
    30 pts
  • Code:
    PHARMACY 765
    Medicines Management and Pharmaceutical Care
    Compulsory core course
    30 pts
  • Code:
    one of
    PHARMACY 766 - 768
    Compulsory core course
    30 pts
  • Code:
    one of
    PHARMACY 766 - 768
    Compulsory core course
    30 pts

2018 entry requirements

Programme requirements

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in pharmacy at a recognised university (or similar institution).

You must also be currently registered as a pharmacist or be enrolled in the New Zealand pharmacist pre-registration programme.

Further programme requirements

English language requirements

If you are an international applicant whose first language is not English you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency.

You will require an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0. See alternative English language requirements.

How much does a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
International students

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

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Where could this programme take you?

Pharmacists who complete this programme will have greater experience in the preparation and implementation of pharmaceutical care and medicines management plans for a wide range of therapeutic areas, and for patients with more complex clinical needs. They will have a degree of specialisation to facilitate the progress to advanced clinical roles.

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