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MSc Clinical Pharmacy for Primary Care and Community Pharmacy (PgCert, PgDip)

MSc Clinical Pharmacy for Primary Care and Community Pharmacy (PgCert, PgDip)

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Pharmacy Primary Health Care

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About this course

LJMU's Clinical Pharmacy MSc enables primary care and community pharmacy pharmacists to maximise their role within interprofessional settings.

  • Aimed at pharmacists working in community pharmacies, general medical practices or hospital outpatient pharmacies operated by community providers
  • Apply your skills to your day-to-day work and enhance your practice from day one
  • Benefit from clinical teaching designed and delivered by specialist practising pharmacists
  • Study an optional Independent Prescribing pathway (accredited by the GPhC)
  • Begin your studies in Spring or Autumn and enrol with the PgCert/PgDip/MSc as your target award
  • Study over three years (part-time). If you wish to stage your development, it is also offered as a one year Postgraduate Certificate or two year Postgraduate Diploma, both of which can be subsequently topped up by returning to the course

This course reflects the evolving role of Pharmacists in primary care and at the interface with secondary care. It is closely aligned with the Government's published plans for the role of the Pharmacist in NHS England.

The programme aims to support you in developing your practice. It will serve as the base for successful and effective careers in Clinical Pharmacy, with those having completed the programme being equipped to effectively optimise patient care, make evidence-based recommendations around therapies and develop practice to directly benefit the patients and organisations they serve.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

At the heart of the course is the requirement to maintain a professional practice portfolio, detailing clinical practice and personal development. Each module will involve formative and/or summative assessments, which help to contribute to this portfolio or draw on its content.

Assesment methods for this course include: written exams, oral and written case reports and written reports of activities such as practice evaluation exercises. Some modules also have competency requirements (pass/fail assessments). These components are based around demonstrating competence through Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) and the professional practice portfolio.

Students can also exit with PGDip or PGCert Awards.

Modules

Research Project (MSc) - Core
Quality Improvement in Healthcare (PgDip, MSc) - Core
Medicines Optimisation in Long-term Conditions (PgCert, PgDip, MSc) - Core
Practitioner Development in Primary Care and Community Pharmacy (PgCert, PgDip, MSc) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

3,100

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

You will need: to be a UK Pharmacist registered with the GPhC; to be currently working in an appropriate UK pharmacy setting, with an opportunity to contribute to the clinical care of patients. Appropriate settings include: community pharmacies; outpatient pharmacies run by community providers; and general medical practices. If you are unsure whether your setting is appropriate and/or whether the opportunities to contribute to clinical care will be sufficient to allow you to complete the course, you should contact the Programme Leader: Mrs Suzanne Cutler by calling or emailing: Additional Information: RPL is accepted on this programme; You will be interviewed; You will need to provide a letter of support from your employer; All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Business and Law Engineering and Technology Health Science The International Study Centre gives international...more