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Advanced Pharmacy Practice PGDip

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

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Course Summary

This programme in Advanced Pharmacy Practice, informed by the latest NHS developments in primary and secondary care, aims to equip you with the relevant skills to meet the challenges of current and emerging practice roles across all healthcare sectors. The course delivery is through a blend of different learning styles including face-to-face instructional delivery practice-based activities and a large element of distance learning. Our face-to-face tuition is delivered by practitioners who are experts in their field as well as academic staff who will deliver specialist training. The Independent prescribing element of the MSc programme is subject to accreditation by the General Pharmaceutical Council. On successful completion of the module, students will be awarded a ‘Practice certificate in Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists’. Assessment methods are predominantly linked to working practice and how learning has been applied into everyday practice. A range of assessment methods will be used, including, case studies, portfolio and Observed Structured Clinical Examinations. Completion of the programme will allow hospital-based staff to be in a position to progress to higher AfC banding. For community practitioners, the qualification equips them to potentially move in to a more practice-based/GP-patient facing role.

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



You will equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to promote, protect and improve the health of the population. You will be able to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the core disciplines of public health including epidemiology, health policy and social and behavioural sciences to the practice of pharmacy and to tackle public health problems.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a Pharmacy degree and be currently registered as a Pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

University information

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern university based in the centre of Preston. Offering innovation, world-leading research and real-world practicality to inspire their students, the University provides a high-quality experience. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 3.7% of universities in the world, while 16...more

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