Taught course

Community Pharmacy

Institution
Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin · School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Qualifications
PGDipMSc

Entry requirements

Applicants must be registered or entitled to registration as a pharmacist with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland and currently be employed (full-time/part-time) in community pharmacy. Two references are required upon application - either two academic references or one academic and one work-related reference.

Months of entry

September

Course content

These courses are intended to help community pharmacists to develop their clinical, managerial and research skills, meet duties imposed by the HSE contract, undertake the role of a supervising pharmacist or superintendent pharmacist with confidence, extend their professional role and contribute to patient care as part of the primary health care team. Because of their distance learning format, participants can continue in full-time employment throughout the courses.

Participants initially enter at M.Sc. level, and in Year 2 they may choose either to graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Pharmacy or to undertake a research component with a view to gaining a M.Sc. in Community Pharmacy.

Course content:

Core material comprises a series of modules covering clinical, social and business aspects of pharmacy practice, with opportunities for specialisation in particular fields. Pharmacists undertaking the M.Sc. complete an additional module on research methods and perform a research project relevant to community pharmacy practice.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

PGDip

part time
24 months

MSc

part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Ms. Sheila Ryder
Email
sryder@tcd.ie