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ANNOUNCEMENT

 

REGISTRATION 2018 - Bpharm and HCert (Pharmacy Support) 

Both the BPharm and the HCert (Pharmacy Support) programmes are full for 2018. Full registration was reached from the accepted and provisionally accepted applicants. Therefore, no applicant, who was on the waiting list for either BPharm or for HCert (Pharmacy Support), can be considered for acceptance in 2018.


WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACY

The Department of Pharmacy at the Nelson Mandela University offers professional undergraduate training for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians and postgraduate degrees in pharmacy and service modules in Pharmacology to the Departments of Nursing, Psychology and Human Movement Science and Sport Management.

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WHY BECOME A PHARMACIST?

Pharmacists, as the custodians of medicine, play an integral role in the health care team by ensuring adequate supply and effective use of medicines. A pharmacist is also key in providing medicine and health-related information to the public and health care professionals.

Pharmacy is a very diverse profession, with pharmacists being involved in every aspect of the medicine supply chain, from discovery and manufacture to the final end-use. Pharmacists are therefore employed in pharmaceutical manufacturing industries, government agencies (such as the Medicines Control Council and the South African Pharmacy Council), medical aid providers, private and public hospitals, community pharmacies and in pharmacy education (universities and other training providers).

With the current global shortage in pharmacists, pharmacists have been classified as a scarce skill, putting them in high demand and with the large number of vacancies for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in both the public and private health care system, pharmacy personnel enjoy job security with excellent retention benefits.

The pharmacy profession needs dynamic individuals willing the meet the challenges faced in the health care system in South Africa in order to meet the health needs of the country.

CONTACT US

 

Pharmacy Department

South Campus

Building 12

041-504 2128

pharmacy@mandela.ac.za

2019 APPLICATION

BPharm and HCert (Pharmacy Support)

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QUALIFICATIONS OFFERED

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