Taught course

General Pharmacy Practice

University of Greenwich · Medway School of Pharmacy

Entry requirements

Applicants should have: Registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council and be working within an accredited training centre.

Months of entry


Course content

The overall aim of this programme is to provide general-level pharmacists, registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council and working within the NHS, with the core skills and competencies required to provide holistic pharmaceutical care in the practice setting.

The programme aligns with a nationally agreed pharmacy practitioner development strategy and is the result of a unique collaboration of higher education institutions across London and the south and east of England.

The programme develops the practitioner student's underpinning knowledge and skills in clinical pharmacy practice and medicines management.

The programme works on a philosophy of student-centered workplace learning, supported by workbooks and learning sets facilitated by experienced pharmacy practitioners. The practitioner students are expected to take responsibility for managing their learning and achieving the course objectives in support of their Continuing Professional Development.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide the underpinning knowledge and skills in clinical pharmacy practice and medicines management to support the development of pharmacists as general level practitioners following registration
  • To enable application of appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to carry out effectively the role of the general pharmacist practitioner within their pharmacy practice base and wider health care teams
  • To enable the student to conduct effective consultations with patients respecting their diverse needs and with regard to confidentiality and consent and to identify, prioritise and resolve complex pharmaceutical care issues.


  • Practitioner Development (30 credits)
  • Establishing Your Professional and Clinical Practice (30 credits)
  • Medicines Management in Practice (PGDip only) (60 credits)

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-48 months


distance learning
24-48 months

Course contact details

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