M.Sc. Community Pharmacy (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip)

Trinity College Dublin

Application deadline: 31 July 2013
Tuition fee:
  • € 4,750 / Year (EEA)
  • € 9,500 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2015
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Disciplines:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time

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These courses are intended to help community pharmacists to develop their clinical, managerial and research skills, meet duties imposed by the HSE contract, undertake the role of a supervising pharmacist or superintendent pharmacist with confidence, extend their professional role and contribute to patient care as part of the primary health care team. Because of their distance learning format, participants can continue in full-time employment throughout the courses.

Participants initially enter at M.Sc. level, and in Year 2 they may choose either to graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Pharmacy or to undertake a research component with a view to gaining a M.Sc. in Community Pharmacy.

The courses are intended to help community pharmacists to:

* Develop their clinical, managerial and research skills
* Meet duties imposed by the HSE contract
* Undertake the role of a supervising pharmacist or superintendent pharmacist with confidence
* Extend their professional role
* Contribute to patient care as part of the primary health care team.

Contents

The two courses have core material in common. Participants initially enter at M.Sc. level, and in Year 2 they may choose either to graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Pharmacy or to undertake a research component with a view to gaining a M.Sc. in Community Pharmacy.

Both courses are available on a part-time basis and participants undertake a series of modules covering clinical, social and business aspects of pharmacy practice, with opportunities for specialisation in particular fields. Pharmacists undertaking the M.Sc. complete an additional module on research methods and perform a research project relevant to community pharmacy practice.

Requirements

Applicants must:

* Be registered as pharmacists with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (or be entitled to apply for registration)
* Work on a regular basis (full/part-time) in community pharmacy.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

80 (Grade A)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 570
TOEFL iBT® test: 88

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