Health Advance Institute
2017 Events


August
18-20

Dispensing of Medicine Course


CPD Points:
Venue: Protea Hotel Centurion - Pretoria

(AUTHORISED TO DISPENSE MEDICINE IN TERMS OF THE MEDICINES AND RELATED SUBSTANCES ACT 101 OF 1965 AS AMENDED)

NQF Level 6
Credits 30 points
Accredited by the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC)

INTRODUCTION:
In South Africa, healthcare professionals such as doctors and nurses who wish to dispense medicines are required to obtain a licence accredited by the South African Pharmacy Council after a successful completion of a dispensing course. Health Advance institute(HAI) is providing a three (3) day course as an opportunity for Health professionals such as Doctors and Nurses who desire to dispense medicines as according to the Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965 as amended.
Therefore HAI is a service provider accredited by the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) to provide the dispensing course. This course is also accredited with SSETA as a short course and is worth 30 credits in accordance with the unit standard.
The course is aimed at equipping healthcare professionals who wish to dispense medicines with the skills and knowledge required to achieve a dispensing license and competency in dispensing medicine.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
The course aims to prepare health professional with the following dispensing competencies:
1- Ethical, legal and therapeutic considerations in all facets of dispensing
2- Evaluating the prescription and accessing the patient profile
3- Dispensing the prescription
4- Management of procurement and storage of the medicines
5- Educating patients on medication taking

OUTCOMES:
After the successful completion of the course learners will achieve:
1- Dispensing knowledge and competencies
3- Receive a Certificate of Competence which can be used to apply for a Dispensing licence from the National department of health

Course methodology:
The dispensing course is presented as a 3-day workshop comprising of discussions, practical activities and exercises covering each outcome and enabling the learner to prepare for assessment thereby developing dispensing competences.

Course content:
1- Ethical, legal and therapeutic considerations in all facets of dispensing.
2- Evaluate prescription and access patient profile.
3- Dispense the prescription.
4- Manage the procurement and storage of medicines.
5- Advise patients.

Assessment:
The assessment process will be conducted according with the SETA standards where learners will be required to complete a Portfolio of evidence (Formative assessment and summative assessment). The portfolio of evidence will be assessed by SAPC accredited assessors and if a leaner is found not yet competent, one reassessment opportunity will be provided to the learner. Learners must complete the course and all forms of assessments within 6 months.

Entrance requirement: Previous completion of
Health/Science competency (qualification) at NQF Level 6
Relevant medical and pharmacological knowledge at NQF Levels 6 or 7

In-house training:
For deatils pertaining to in-house training, contact us.
Please note: HAI is available to offer nationwide in-house training at your hospital, clinic, healthcare centre, office or premises.