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Postgraduate Certificate in Psychiatric Therapeutics by Distance Learning - Distance

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  • Entry requirements
    An appropriate first degree from a British university or a qualification deemed by the School Board of Aston University to be at least of equivalent standing, and evidence of access to patients with psychiatric illnesses. English to IELTS level 7.0 across all bands.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Certificate in Psychiatric Therapeutics
  • Course description
    Introduction

    The course covers the presentation and treatment of the major psychiatric disorders with particular emphasis on therapeutics. It is aimed at pharmacists but is also suitable for any healthcare professional with an interest in psychotropic medication especially those with a potential role as a nonmedical prescriber in mental health. The Certificate is a pre-requisite for the Diploma in Psychiatric Pharmacy.

    Outline of programme

    Six modules covering the major therapeutic areas of psychiatry together with the underlying principles of psychopharmacology, pharmacokinetics and the molecular basis for psychotropic drug action.

    Assessment

    By tutor marked assignments submitted to the University, case presentations and a final synoptic, open book examination

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