Taught course

Advancing Clinical Pharmacy Practice

Institution
University of Hertfordshire · School of Life and Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

You must be a registered pharmacist in your home country with at least 6-months of patient facing practice in a hospital and a good bachelor's degree in pharmacy (at least 55% GPA) or equivalent. You will need a secure IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent with a minimum of 6.0 in any band. International Students should be aware that this course does not lead to registration to practice as a pharmacist in the UK.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The purpose of the Clinical Pharmacy Practice programme is to enable pharmacists who have at least 6 months patient-facing post registration experience to develop advanced knowledge skills and attributes in the professional practice of Pharmacy and ensure safe, effective and rational use of medicines. The programme will provide a wide range of opportunities to enable individuals to develop an in depth understanding of the evidence base and safety framework for healthcare and medicines management. The programme offers the opportunity for multi-professional working with others who are involved in the provision of health care. The changes in healthcare and the implications for the changing role of Pharmacists are integral to the development of this programme. Patient safety and medicines optimisation are integral to the goals of developing healthcare services and is fundamental to safe effective and rational use of medicines. This programme is delivered by two pathways: MSc Advancing Clinical Pharmacy Practice. This programme provides an opportunity to study a wide range of pharmacy practice, medicines management and public health related theory and to explore the professional practice of pharmacy in a clinical setting. MSc Advancing Clinical Pharmacy Practice with Extended Placement. This pathway builds on the MSc Advancing Clinical Pharmacy Practice to allow students to demonstrate an advanced knowledge and systematic understanding of pharmaceutical care delivery in a hospital setting. This will be achieved by students undertaking 6 months of clinical rotations based in local NHS hospitals.

Information for international students

If English is not 1st language, IELTS 7.0 or equivalent is required. International students should be aware that this course does not lead to registration to practice in the UK.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
20 months

PGCert

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
Admissions@herts.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1707 284800
Fax
+44 (0)1707 284870