M.Sc. Medicines Management, PGCert/PGDip

University of Greenwich

Application deadline: As early as possible
Tuition fee:
  • £ 7,200 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 11,350 / Year (International)
Start date: September  2014
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time

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Medicines management describes a system of processes and behaviours that determines how medicines are used by patients and the NHS. Effective medicines management places the patient as the primary focus of interventions by health care professionals and is a key driver for NHS modernisation in the UK. The aim of the programme is to equip health care professionals with the skills and knowledge to contribute to medicines management services and to individual drug therapy decisions in primary and secondary care. The programme is delivered by flexible learning, supported by up to twelve (depending upon the pathway chosen) compulsory contact days, and is structured to enable the student to incorporate learning directly into the workplace.

The material provided for self-study is designed for use by all health professionals involved in medicines management and reflects the most recent evidence and practice.

There are two main pathways to the qualification of MSc Medicines Management. One involves PGCert Independent/Supplementary Prescribing. Students successfully completing 60 credits from the courses are eligible for PGCert Medicines Management. Alternatively, students may elect to continue with an additional 60 credits to achieve the diploma. A research project and dissertation is required to complete the MSc.

Regardless of the pathway chosen, course options allow students to achieve personal goals within the credit totals for each stage of the degree. They can thus provide a valuable means of supporting Continuing Professional Development or can be used as a training package to support service developments in primary or secondary care.

The aims of the programme are to:

* To equip health care professionals with the skills and knowledge to contribute effectively to medicines management services and to individual drug therapy decisions in primary and secondary care
* To incorporate learning directly into the workplace and enable the student to rise to the challenges presented by the new, patient centred NHS.

Career options
Graduates from this programme can pursue opportunities for practitioners skilled in medicines management.

Attendance

1-6 years flexible learning
Up to 3 days contact
(12 days if Independent/Supplementary Prescribing pathway chosen)

Contents

* Medicines Management in Practice (10 credits)
* Consultation and Communications in Practice (10 credits)
* Medicines Review in Practice (10 credits)
* Using Evidence Effectively (10 credits)
* Research Project (Medicines Management) (60 credits)
* Options chosen from a range that currently includes: Asthma (5 credits); Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (5 credits); Hypertension (5 credits); Heart Failure (5 credits); Ischaemic Heart Disease (5 credits); Type 2 Diabetes (5 credits); Depression (5 credits); Bipolar Disorder (5 credits); Schizophrenia (5 credits); Substance Misuse (5 credits); Alcohol Misuse (5 credits); Upper Gastrointestinal Disease (5 credits); Minor Ailments Pain (5 credits); Minor Ailments Infections and Infestations (10 credits); Skills in Medicines Use Reviews (for pharmacists only) (5 credits); Patient Monitoring in Practice (for pharmacists only) (10 credits); Skills in Public Health (for pharmacists only) (10 credits); Pharmacy Management (for pharmacists only) (10 credits)

Requirements

Applicants should have:

A first degree in a relevant subject from an EU university

OR at least five years of work experience in health care after obtaining a relevant professional qualification.

Students must be pharmacists, nurses or allied health professionals registered with the relevant UK professional or regulatory body and practising in the UK, preferably within the NHS.

Equivalent qualifications from a non-EU university may be accepted, but their comparability is assessed on an individual basis.

Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or an equivalent rating in another language testing system. Alternatively, students can enter via the University of Greenwich International Pre-Masters' Programme.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) 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.

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

Funding

List of bursaries and scholarships

* Access Scholarship
* Alumni Progression Bursary
* Aspire@Greenwich Scheme for learning resources
* Care Leavers' Bursary
* David Fussey Choral Exhibition Bursary
* First Class Honours Bursary
* Gravesend Rugby Football Bursary
* Greenwich Hospital Bursary
* Royal Navy and Royal Marines Bursary
* Gurkha Personnel Bursary
* Harry Persaud Scholarship
* High Achievement Scholarship
* John McWilliam bursary
* Minerva Scholarship
* National Scholarship Programme
* Nationality Scholarship
* People's Republic of China Scholarship
* The Robert Holman Bursary
* Sir William Boreman's Foundation Bursary

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