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Postgraduate Diploma in Psychiatric Pharmacy by Distance Learning - Distance

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  • Entry requirements
    A degree in Pharmacy, and the Post- graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Therapeutics plus regular frequent access to adult patients suffering from the full range of psychiatric disorders and the opportunity to participate in a multidisciplinary forum in a clinical psychiatric environment. English to IELTS level 7.0 across all bands.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Diploma in Psychiatric Pharmacy by Distance Learning
  • Course description
    Introduction

    The course consists of practice based modules plus knowledge based modules covering all areas of psychiatric pharmacy. It is designed to engender a problem solving approach to the therapeutic dilemmas of the individual patient and to promote best pharmaceutical practice within the clinical team. It is suitable only for pharmacists.

    Outline of programme

    Practice based modules:

        * The Multidisciplinary Forum and the Care Programme approach
        * Clinical Interventions
        * Formulary Development, Clinical Audit and Communication.

    Compulsory knowledge based components:

        * Psychological Therapies
        * Substance Misuse
        * Information Technology and Pharmacoeconomics.

    Plus two further components from:

        * Research Methods
        * Learning Disabilities
        * Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Epilepsy

    Assessment

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

    Career opportunities

    Work submitted for the Diploma may be used in a portfolio application for membership of the College of Mental Health Pharmacists (CMHP).

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