Grad.Dip. General Pharmacy Practice, PGCert/PGDip

University of Greenwich

Application deadline: As early as possible
Tuition fee:
  • £ 7,200 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 11,350 / Year (International)
Start date: September  2015
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Description

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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.

Career options
This programme provides progression for pharmacists towards advanced practitioner status.

Contents

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.

Content

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

Requirements

Applicants should have:

Registration with the General Pharmaceutical Counciland be working within an accredited training centre.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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Accreditation

Completion of the practice elements of the course leads to the award of the Certificate of Completion of General Pharmacist Training from an accredited training centre.

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