New Zealand's National School of Pharmacy was established in 1963 within the Department of Pharmacology of the University of Otago. Under the leadership of Professor Donald Perrier the Department of Pharmacy was transferred from the Faculty of Science to the Faculty of Medicine. The School aims to achieve excellence in pharmaceutical care and care of pharmaceuticals through excellence in research and research informed teaching. They have expertise in the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical pharmacy and social pharmacy. The school of pharmacy offers a four year undergraduate Bachelor of Pharmacy degree as well as various postgraduate clinical and social pharmacy qualifications and research degrees such as PhDs.
The undergraduate degree enrolls students from all regions across New Zealand and also offers a number of international places. Pharmacists play an important part in the health workforce in providing access to medicines, optimizing use of medicines and ensuring quality of medicines and do so through a variety of roles including services relating to: primary health care, medicines management, community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, border patrol as well as new roles in prescribing.
Why Choose New Zealand's National School of Pharmacy?
- Achieving research excellence
- Achieving excellence in research informed teaching
- Ensuring outstanding campus environments and student experience
- Contributing to the national good and to international progress
- Strengthening external engagement
- Building and sustaining capacity
Facilities at New Zealand's National School of Pharmacy –
- Dining Services
- Recreation Services