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Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

This course is aimed at all patient-facing pharmacists. Whatever your sector, you will develop the clinical and organizational skills required to participate fully and competitively in the changing NHS. As a team of working professionals ourselves, we understand the pressures faced by other pharmacists – especially those new to the field. Patient numbers are increasing and their needs are becoming ever-more complex. High patient turnover means you need to work efficiently, accurately and with high impact. With all this in mind, we have designed a Postgraduate Diploma programme through which we aim to create able and confident practitioners. We’ll help you cultivate the ability to integrate and contribute to the health care team as a whole, show leadership within the pharmacy profession, and have a clear and positive impact on every patient’s health. You’ll cover topics including basic clinical skills and drug knowledge across a wide range of therapeutic areas.

You’ll also hone your general practice knowledge, ensuring that you have the ability to maximize patient safety, conduct simple research, teach your peers, introduce change within the workplace, and to engage with both the national agenda for pharmacy and the wider NHS. The course is open to all professional pharmacists. Whatever your sector, you will all be taught together in a single learning cohort. The aim of our approach is to improve the general NHS literacy of all practitioners and raise awareness of specialist sector skills and services, as insight that extends beyond your own role has real benefits for patients. Our Pharmacy Practice department is granting holding, research generating, and renowned for both its research output and the quality of its teaching. And our postgraduate team works very closely with pharmacist employers throughout the region to ensure that the course remains responsive and fit for purpose.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



This module is designed to ensure that all pharmacy practitioners have the basic clinical skills required to advise on drug dosages, monitor efficacy and adverse events and review medication using standardised approaches and that they understand the context of their employment, are able to communicate effectively with patients and colleagues, and identify appropriate interventions to facilitate effective patient management of their medicines. Practitioners will also develop skills in monitoring service performance and reflective practice. Students must maintain continued employment status in a workplace where they are directly responsible for the care of patients for at least 0.4FTE.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Tuition fees for the academic year 2019/20 are: £2700 per 60 credits. The course consists of 60 credits in each year of the two year programme.

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

Students need a good honours degree in pharmacy subject. They must be currently practising in a GPhC registered pharmacy.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus-based university in Norwich, with a global reputation for its excellent academic, social and cultural facilities, delivered to more than 15,000 students from over 80 countries.Over 4,000 making up its postgraduate community. The University prides itself on the quality of its research, being part of Norwich Research Park, one of the largest communities of researchers in Europe, leading the way...more

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