The Clinical Pharmacy course has been developed by healthcare professionals and academics to reflect the most relevant areas to a pharmacist’s practice. This is the only part-time MSc Clinical Pharmacy course in the North-East of England. It runs on a distance learning basis and allows you to combine study with work and family commitments.
Each year of the course you must successfully attain 60 credits in order to progress into the next stage. Study a number of elective modules throughout all stages in order to tailor your development path, and receive support from a personal tutor and information on what modules are available at each stage.
Clinical Decision Making and Stages of Care (20 credits)
This module allows content alterations based on the current position of pharmacists and healthcare professionals during the time of delivery.
Patient Safety (20 credits)
The Acute Patient (20 credits)
The Chronic Patient (20 credits)
Clinical Skills 1 (10 credits)
Evidence-based Medicine (10 credits)
Clinical Investigation and Diagnostics (10 credits)
Healthcare Systems and Service Provisions (10 credits) (Not offered 2017/18)
Personalised Healthcare (10 credits) (Not offered 2017/18)
Population Healthcare (10 credits)
Social Pharmacy and Primary Care (10 credits)
Clinical Skills 2 (10 credits) (Can only be taken once you have completed Clinical Skills 1)
Building upon the basic clinical examination and assessment skills in level one, but becoming increasingly specialised into specific therapeutic areas
Independent Prescribing (45 credits)
This module is accredited by The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPHc) and allows you to gain an award of Postgraduate Certificate of Achievement: Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists. To be eligible, pharmacists must be registered in the UK and have at least two years’ experience in a patient-facing capacity and have the agreement of Designated Medical Practitioner to mentor them and assess their competence in a range of prescribing skills, as detailed by NICE Single Competency Framework for Prescribers.
Clinical Audit (15 credits)
Students will be expected to develop their knowledge and understanding of the audit cycle, standard-setting, metrics and comparisons to enable them to develop a major audit in their own practice.
Not available in year 2 of the programme. If you choose to do Independent Prescribing in Year 2 of this course, you should combine this with a clinically-orientated module, e.g. Chronic Patient.
Independent Prescribing (45 credits)
MSc Research Module (15 credits)
Research Methods (30 credits)
Research Project (30 credits)
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Postgraduate qualifications in clinical pharmacy will help you take on additional responsibility. 95.8% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2015/16 (based on UK postgraduate students).
We encourage you to plan your future contributions with your employer and how your career will progress.
On completing this course you will be equipped with the advanced skills and knowledge specifically needed for promotion in roles such as:
A promotion to a higher band of pay can quickly ensure a good return on your investment in the course. Within the NHS, salaries for specialist clinical pharmacist are rated as Band 7 (up to around £40,000).
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