Dispensing for healthcare professionals

This course is based on the recommended standard for the dispensing course for prescribers in terms of Act 101 of 1965 as amended, which was developed by the South African Pharmacy Council, in consultation with the other statutory health councils. Licensing with the relevant authority as a dispensing healthcare professional can only take place once the certificate is awarded. OBJECTIVES This Dispensing Course is designed to enable healthcare professionals to dispense and to ensure the quality use of medicines prescribed to the patient to improve their health status. At the end of the course the participants will be able to: • identify and apply ethical, legal and therapeutic considerations in all facets of dispensing • evaluate prescriptions and assess the patient profile • dispense a prescription • manage the procurement and storage of medicines • advise patients to ensure quality use of medicines and improve health status. ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS This course is targeted at healthcare professionals who are required to be licensed to dispense medicines in terms of regulation 18 of Act 101 of 1965 as amended. DURATION Nurses: 4 days of contact session with practical exam on the fifth day Doctors: Distance course with contact session for practical exam