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

Pharmacists' Assistants training


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Basic and Post-Basic Levels (National Certificates, NQF Levels 3 and 4)

This outcomes-based, distance, in-service training package is based on SAPC Unit Standards and is approved by the SA Pharmacy Council.

It is offered for the following sectors of pharmacy practice:

  • Community
  • Hospital pharmacy
  • Distribution

At Basic Level, pre-assessment takes place to identify learning gaps. Trainees work in an approved pharmacy under the direction of a trainer. They are guided by modular training manuals with activities and self-assessment sections. Assessment is performed by approved assessors after successful completion of all the course modules.

Training materials for Hospital and Community Pharmacy sectors are also available in Afrikaans.

Photograph: M D Sebolai, 2007

The training programme was initiated in 2002. By the end of 2006, 1170 trainees had registered, and 610 (532 Basic Level and 78 Post-Basic Level) had completed the course.

Contact us:

Department of Pharmacy, University of Limpopo, Medunsa Campus
PO Box 218, Medunsa 0204, South Africa

Aziza Soopee or Carol Fratter or Marlene Fourie, all at Tel. (012) 521 4997 or 521 4128, Fax (012) 521 4751