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Clinical Pharmacy PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Primary Health Care Pharmacy

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is designed to support pharmacists to develop the knowledge, clinical skills and behaviours required to provide more patient-centred care as part of multidisciplinary healthcare teams. You will already be a registered pharmacist in employment in a UK healthcare setting. This programme will boost your professional status and enhance your ability to extend your clinical pharmacy role. This programme is part of the Post-registration Training for Pharmacists that is supported by NHS England and Health Education England through the Pharmacy Integration Fund. Online learning supported by minimal face-to-face contact days for each module. Patient case-based activities that reflect the challenges of current clinical practice.

This blended course makes use of contemporary education methods such as case-based learning, small group work and development of communities of practice. Assessments will be multi-modal (such as portfolios, short-answer tests and case-based reviews) and aligned to work-place learning.

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Study mode



1 year

Start date



In this module, the topics covered include : Medicines review; Medicines reconciliation; Interpretation of blood test results; Medicines optimisation; Multi-morbidity & polypharmacy; Communication across healthcare interfaces.

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

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must be registered pharmacists with General Pharmaceutical Council and must be currently working within a clinical pharmacy setting. There is no requirement for minimum time since qualified however, we advise that they feel established in their current role. Students will need the support of their employer. Students need to have a minimum 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Relevant clinical or professional experience may be taken into consideration as evidence of equivalency.

University information

The University of Exeter is a public research university that is a member of the leading research- oriented UK universities, the Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of their 23,613 students, 4,681 of these are postgraduates. There are three main campuses to study at, with most...more

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