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Comments about Advancing Pharmacy Practice MSc, PgD, PgC - At the institution - Hatfield - Hertfordshire
Entry requirements You must be a registered pharmacist, ideally with 1-2 years practice, and have a second class honours degree in Pharmacy or equivalent. IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL score of 580 or equivalent required if English is not your first language. International students should note that this course does not lead to registration to practice in the UK.
Advancing Pharmacy Practice MSc, PgD, PgC
If you are a pharmacist working in primary care, hospital, community pharmacy or the pharmaceutical industry and wish to develop your role as an Advanced Pharmacy Practitioner, then this postgraduate course will be of interest to you. The course provides an indepth understanding of safety and risk management concepts which underpin the effective use of medicines in practice. You will benefit from the opportunity to learn with other healthcare professionals. The programme offers the flexibility of a choice of specialist, core and optional modules to enable pharmacists to study modules building credits towards an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.
UK pharmacists with an existing UK postgraduate diploma or certificate obtained within the last 5 years will be able to carry forward all or part of these qualifications towards the award of an MSc. This will be decided on a case by case basis but typically a pharmacist with a postgraduate diploma in pharmacy practice/clinical pharmacy may be able to take forward 90 credits. An award of MSc requires the accumulation of 180 credits (including a 60 credit research element).
Compulsory modules: Evidence-based practice and work related learning plus two from regulation of medicines, (60 credits) patient safety, therapeutics and pharmacovigilence
Compulsory research: Research methods and Health Disciplines Project
Optional: See list of optional modules
Part-time Pathway (UK) only
Compulsory 60 credits research element and accumulation of credits via accredited modules. Accumulation of 180 credits will result in the award of an MSc.
There is an incourse work placement for international students. Careers
This programme offers excellent opportunities for continuing professional development for practicing pharmacists. It is an MSc programme, but UK pharmacists can also choose to study specific modules relevant to their professional development needs as short courses. Teaching methods
Teaching methods are varied including lectures, seminars and workshops. Problem Based Learning (PBL) will underpin the delivery of the Therapeutics and Work Related Learning modules. The course is intense and will require students to be "self directed" learners.
Year 1 - full details
-Evidence Based Practice
-Healthcare Disciplines Project
-Work Based Study:Professional Issues Related to Healthcare Practice
-Challenges in Child Development, Recognition, Diagnosis and Care
-Clinical Governance and Medicines Management
-Diagnostic Dilemmas in Child Health and Medical Practice
-Inter-Professional Working in Health and Social Care
-Leadership in Practice
-Pharmacist Independent Prescribing
-Pharmacist Independent Prescribing M
-Preparation for Mentorship
-Preparation for Mentorship
-Regulations of Medicines
-Risk Management (Pharmacy)
-Safeguarding Children Through Advanced Health and Medical Practice
-Strategic Development for Health Improvement
-Therapeutic Interventions in Primary Care