UL Dispensing Course

by Israel Boafo Bansah

UL┬áDispensing┬áCourse, Since May 2004, dispensing licences have been required for doctors and nurses who dispense medicines.  This distance education, self-learning package is approved by the SA Pharmacy Council.

Entry requirements: 
Registration with the Health Council of South Africa
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

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