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Global Pharmacy MSc/PGDip/PGCert

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Full time | University of Sussex | 1 year | SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Pharmacy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

COURSE OVERVIEW:

The course develops students’ understanding of how pharmacy can impact global health. Students are provided with a foundation in the complex determinants of health and the global burden and management of disease.

The curriculum then focuses on the twin strands of pharmaceuticals and pharmacists, and their role in improving global health, with a particular emphasis on addressing health inequities. The course brings together experts from many disciplines to deliver a vibrant and stimulating programme.

The Global Pharmacy course is suitable for anyone interested in taking a multidisciplinary approach to how pharmacy and global health are related.

This course is particularly relevant for pharmacists, those working in the pharmaceutical industry and pharmaceutical policy makers, as well as others interested in how global health and pharmacy intersect.

The course comprises two terms of face-to-face teaching on the Falmer campus, followed by one term focusing on a research-based MSc dissertation.

KEY AREAS OF STUDY

  • Social determinants of health and ill health
  • Global burden and management of disease
  • Access to good quality medicines
  • Affordability of medicines
  • Supply chain management
  • Rational use of medicines
  • The role of the pharmaceutical industry in global health
  • Pharmacy and global health
  • Pharmacy and humanitarian responses
  • Research practice in global contexts

COURSE BENEFITS:
This course equips students to apply their specialist knowledge and skills to make a unique contribution to improving global health through pharmacy.

The course has a particular focus on overcoming health inequities: the avoidable differences in health globally. Graduates will have the skills to work as global pharmacy practitioners, policy makers, consultants or researchers, with international health and development agencies or in global health-related aspects of the pharmaceutical industry.

Students can also exit with PGDip and PGCert awards.

Modules

Global Health Principles
Global Burden and Management of Disease
Research Practice in Global Contexts 
Access to Medicines
Pharmacy and Global Health
Dissertation (Research Project)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

18,975

Entry requirements

Students need a first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent.