Taught course

General Pharmacy Practice

Institution
University of Kent · Medway School of Pharmacy
Qualifications
PCertPDipMSc

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Entry requirements

Registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

In addition practitioners must have an accredited practice base from which to operate and have access to an accredited educational supervisor.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry

March, October

Course content

This programme has been designed in close collaboration with NHS partners to support the development of foundation stage pharmacists. Build your knowledge and skills in clinical pharmacy practice and medicines management. Gain the core skills required to provide holistic pharmaceutical care in the practice setting.

We work on a philosophy of student-centred workplace learning, supported by workbooks and learning sets facilitated by experienced pharmacy practitioners. You are expected to take responsibility for managing your learning and achieving the course objectives in support of your continuing professional development (CPD).

You will gain the understanding needed 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.

Blended learning

The postgraduate Diploma in General Pharmacy practice is a predominantly work-based programme that develops competencies using the Foundation Pharmacy Framework (FPF), a validated competency framework accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

As a student on this programme you will be allocated:

  • An educational supervisor (practice tutor) who will help you to plan your learning in the workplace
  • An academic facilitator who offers support throughout the course.

Self-directed learning in the workplace is underpinned by study days (or learning sets) at the university co-ordinated by an academic facilitator.

Information for international students

Please see our International website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Due to visa restrictions, international fee-paying students cannot study part-time unless undertaking a distance or blended-learning programme with no on-campus provision.

English language entry requirements

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Need help with English?

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PCert
    part time
    18 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PDip
    part time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    part time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Maximum time allowed from start to completion - 6 years

Course contact details

Name
Medway School of Pharmacy
Email
pgtpharmadmin@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1634 202935