Pharmacy Training and Development Project, Department of Pharmacy, University of Limpopo, Medunsa Campus

Dispensing course


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Dispensing licences are required since May 2004 for doctors and nurses who dispense medicines.
This distance education, self-learning package is approved by the SA Pharmacy Council.
Entry requirements:
Registration with a Health Council
The course package consists of a training manual with activities to be completed in participants' own time. One practical session is scheduled for groups of participants at a central or local venue. Assessment takes place after the practical tuition session. .
Course content:

  • Evaluate a prescription and access the patient profile/record
  • Dispense the prescription
  • Hand medicine to patients and give appropriate advice and warnings
  • Maintain professional dispensing records
  • Manage the procurement and storage of medicines
The manual includes additional sections for relevant legislation and standards as well as practical information and examples.


Photograph: Heleen Steynberg, 2003

Contact us:

Dept. of Pharmacy, University of Limpopo, Medunsa Campus
PO Box 218, Medunsa 0204, South Africa
Lebogang Kgatuke, Tel. (012) 521 4240
Luisa Thathane, Tel (012) 521 4743
Fax: (012) 521 3378