Australasian College of Pharmacy
This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. (October 2019)
|Ms Michelle Bou-Samra|
|Dr Dimitri Kopanakis|
The Australasian College of Pharmacy (ACP) provides professional education for the pharmacy industry in Australia and more recently[when?] New Zealand and has done so for over 40 years. Members of the college are entitled to use the postnominal MACP, Associate Fellows AFACP, while Fellows of the college use FACP.
The Australasian College of Pharmacy was established in 1976 as The Australian College of Pharmacy Practice (ACPP). The college has absorbed the Australian Institute of Pharmacy Management (AIPM) in 2004 and The Australasian Compounders Association in 2011. In 2020, the college transitioned from the Australian to the Australasian College of Pharmacy; expanding its educational offering throughout the region.
The college is governed by an eight-member board who are elected by college members.
The educational offering of the college is overseen by an Academic Board chaired by Professor Michael Roberts. The role of the Academic Board is to act as ACP's Accreditation Committee; oversee the development of the college's academic activities in order to maintain the academic standard of all educational modules supplied by the college, ensuring currency and relevancy; and advise ACP Board on education policy matters.
Registered training organisation
The college is one of the profession's limited number of training organisations registered with the Commonwealth of Australia's Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. National Training Information Service College Registration.
The college is accredited to provide training, including the awarding of Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas. From 2011, the college has offered the following courses:
- Diploma of Human Resources Management
- Diploma of Leadership and Management
- Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
The college offers an accredited Medication Management Review Stage 1 course that enables graduates to apply for the Association of Australian Consultant Pharmacists' (AACP) Stage 2 accreditation. Pharmacists wanting to increase or update their pharmacotherapeutic and pathophysiological knowledge may be interested in enrolling in Patient Care modules; each module is based around a major organ group, e.g. cardiovascular and renal therapeutics. Pharmacists wishing to complete a set number of units may qualify for the Award of 'Fellow by Examination' of the college.
Whilst the college does not host an annual conference, the college is a supporter and advocate for the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference & Trade Exhibition (APP). The APP2021 Conference is held on the Gold Coast from 20 to 23 May.
Australasian College of Pharmacy www.acp.edu.au