-A work based practical programme of study which builds on and allows application of knowledge gleaned during the Certificate in Psychiatric Therapeutics
-The qualification is often a requirement for specialist mental health pharmacist posts in the NHS
-Written, taught and assessed by specialist mental health pharmacists
Practice-based clinical modules:
-Introduction to Clinical Practice
-Formulary Development, Clinical Audit and Communication
Compulsory knowledge based components:
-Evidence Based Medicine and Information Technology
Plus a choice of two from the following four:
-Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Learning, teaching & assessment
The range of learning methods will be used, including distance learning materials, directed reading, self assessed exercises, additional reading and participation in a multi disciplinary forum (MDT).
Assessment is by assignments, clinical proformas, oral case presentations and a final examination.
This qualification is often a requirement for specialist clinical mental health posts in the NHS.
“Specialist status” as deemed by Membership of the College of Mental Health Pharmacy is also increasingly expected for higher level clinical posts in the NHS. The Diploma forms part of the pathway for this accreditation.
The following skills will be developed:
-Good time management
-Effective written communication
-Effective oral communication
-Effective information retrieval, organisation and presentation
The programme is supported by the College of Mental Health Pharmacists (CMHP).