Pharmacist Exams for Australia & Canada

Pharmacist Intern Oral Exam for Australia, Become a Registered Pharmacist in Australia

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In oral exam candidates are expected to demonstrate their pharmacotherapy knowledge and their ability to apply the knowledge in practice. Intern pharmacist oral exam will be conducted by the pharmacy board of Australia. It will be held 3 times a year in February, July, and October every year.

To sit for the oral exam, the candidates must complete 75% of their approved supervised practice hours. Since October 2020 pharmacy board has reduced the supervised practice hours from 1824 to 1575 hours (due to COVID-19 pandemic). The total duration of Intern oral exam will be approximately 35minutes and it consist of 3 parts

1. Part A: primary healthcare
2. Part B: Legal and ethical practice
3. Part C: Problem solving and communication

Part A: Duration 10 minutes

During this part candidates will be presented with a case scenario related to primary healthcare. It is conducted as a role play and candidates are expected to identify patients’ primary healthcare related issues and recommend appropriate over-the-counter therapy along with lifestyle modifications. Whenever appropriate candidates should also refer the patients to a general practitioner. During this part no reference books or materials will be permitted.

Part B: Duration 5 minutes

During this part candidates are expected to explain the legal and ethical issues pertaining to a given scenario and recommend what actions to be taken for the satisfactory outcome of the patient. A case scenario will be given to the candidates and no reference books or materials will be permitted.

Part C: Duration 20 minutes

During this part candidates are expected to solve the issues related to prescription or any patients concerns. Candidates must communicate effectively with patient’s general practitioners or any other healthcare professions and resolve patient’s issues. Issues may be with drug doses, drug interactions, contraindications, duplication of medications, unintended change in medication or dose, drug induced illness and so on… candidates will also be assessed on their patient’s history taking ability. This part will be conducted as a role play and it is an open book exam it means candidates can refer to any books or materials within the given time frame.

For a candidate to pass the exam he/she must demonstrate as having satisfactory factual knowledge, can competently apply his/her knowledge to practice situations, and are proficient in decision making throughout the examination with good communication skills.


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Course Features

  • Students 0 student
  • Max Students1000
  • Duration10 week
  • Skill levelall
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Re-take courseN/A

Instructor 1

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Md. Arief, Australia

Pharmacy Practice
Clinical Pharmacy
Infectious diseases
Antimicrobial stewardship

Mr Arief is a clinical pharmacist working in one of the Victorian hospitals in Australia. He has 12 years of pharmacy practice including 4 years of Australian experience as both community and hospital pharmacist. He is a consultant pharmacist accredited with Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy (AACP) and a member of SHPA (Society of Hospital Pharmacist Association-Australia). His special interest is in Infectious Diseases, and he did his antimicrobial stewardship from University of Dundee, UK. Mr Arief also worked as a university lecturer in Malaysia from 2014 to 2017. Currently he teaches university students and intern pharmacists in Australian hospitals. His sound knowledge in pharmacy practice and speciality in therapeutics can help the candidates to clear the KAPS exam.

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Harika, Australia

Pharmaceutical analysis
Pharmaceutical chemistry

Mrs Harika is a Master of Pharmacy, currently working as a hospital pharmacist in Australia. She has more than 8 years of experience as a pharmacist educator and a track record of training pharmacy students, intern pharmacists, and KAPS aspirants with a great success helping them to explore and enrich their skills and expertise in Australian pharmacy practice. She has special interests in therapeutics, biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmaceutical chemistry. She has great research skills and worked as an assistant professor in India. Her style of teaching is inclusive covering all the multidisciplinary aspects of pharmacy as a subject and can provide tailored guidance suiting the students needs and learning pace.

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