Taught course

Psychiatric Therapeutics

Aston University · School of Life and Health Sciences

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Entry requirements

Applicants would usually posses a good honours degree (minimum lower 2nd class) from a recognised university in one of the following subjects (or an equivalent qualification as agreed with the Programme Director; Pharmacy Technicians without a degree but with extensive relevant experience will also be considered):

  • Pharmacy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is for you if you are looking for a distance learning course that is written, taught and assessed by specialist mental health pharmacists. This qualification is often a requirement for specialist clinical mental health positions in the NHS. This course is accredited by the CMHP.

You will take six modules in total, two of which are introductory with the following four covering the major therapeutic areas of psychiatry:

  • An Introduction to Psychiatry
  • Underlying Principles
  • Schizophrenia
  • The Affective Disorders
  • Anxiety and Sleep Disorders
  • The Dementias and Related Disorders.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. English language test requirements may be waived where students’ undergraduate degree was studied in an English speaking country. Find out more about our English language requirements.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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