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Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy PhD

Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy PhD

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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

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Course type


Course Summary

Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences research programmes. We aim to offer knowledge and expertise for a career in the pharmaceutical industry, academia or in primary/secondary care. Research themes: Informing and influencing the practice of pharmacy; Development of policy around medicines usage and approval; Patient perceptions; Socioeconomic Research. Is in the development and application of health-related quality-of-life measures with which to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of various drug therapies in a number of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s-type dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and cancer. A composite measure of health status is employed to evaluate patient outcomes using two methodological approaches: firstly, through hypothesis testing studies such as randomised controlled trials and secondly, through the routine application of quality-of-life measures in clinical decision-making (including prescribing) and patient monitoring. Other research expertise includes: development of models for benefit/risk assessment of medicines; drug treatment decision support systems; issues relating to global pharmaceutical development and its regulation.

Different course options

Full time | Cardiff University | 4 years | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

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University information

Cardiff University is the oldest university in the capital of Wales. This vibrant and diverse Russell Group university has over 31,000 students, 8,455 of which are postgraduate students and nearly 8,000 are international students, coming from over 180 countries. The University is renowned for research-led teaching and cultivates a stimulating academic environment where cutting-edge research can be produced. The University was ranked 5th in...more

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