Train to become a Clinical Pharmacist on this Liverpool John Moores University Masters course, which is mapped to pharmacy practice frameworks and offers excellent teaching standards.
•Train to become a Clinical Pharmacist at one the country’s oldest pharmacy departments •Study part time over one to three years •LJMU was accredited as a Royal Pharmaceutical Society Foundation School in 2015 •Fit your study around work •Course blends workplace-based learning, self-directed learning and University-based study sessions •Curriculum is mapped to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Foundation Pharmacy Framework •Exceptional standards of teaching which command impressive student satisfaction rates
This student-centred, work-based learning programme gives you the option of completing a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc qualification.
The programme promotes a rigorous scientific approach to clinical pharmaceutical problems, enabling you to act as a clinical adviser. It will extend your knowledge of therapeutics, increasing your value as a specialist in drug-related matters and enhancing your powers of communication and logical argument.
If you successfully complete year one of the programme, you will be entitled to a Postgraduate Certificate, while completion of year two entitles you to the Diploma. The MSc can be completed over a further 12 months, either starting straight after completing the Diploma, or following a break of up to five years.
During your course you will be assigned a practice-based tutor (PBT) from your hospital trust and a clinical liaison tutor (CLT) from LJMU. You will undertake a number of learning activities in your workplace, supported by your practice-based tutor. This will be supplemented by a number of study days, which will usually be taught at LJMU's Byrom Street site in the heart of Liverpool city centre.
Where students meet the relevant criteria, they may choose to study an independent prescribing qualification in Year 2 (subject to accreditation by the GPhC).
The programme’s blended learning approach features a range of self-study activities, including recommended reading, short recorded lectures, and online questions, as well as more traditional seminars and workshops.
The course begins with an induction study day followed by a series of a Therapeutic Study Days on a range of clinical topics taught by specialist practising pharmacists.
Study days and study weekends are designed to ensure you get the most out of your time on campus. One of the study days (paediatrics) is hosted at Alder Hey Hospital – one of the country’s few dedicated children’s hospitals – to give you a rare opportunity to observe specialist paediatric practice.
Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. PgCert
Developing Clinical and Professional Practice Development of clinical skills for assessment of appropriateness and effectiveness of drug therapy. Clinical Therapeutics for Core Condition Advancement of clinical knowledge of therapeutics for appropriate management of commonly encountered conditions/disease states. PgDip
Improving Healthcare Practice Systems level management of clinical practice, including how healthcare services are organised and delivered. Option – Non-prescribing Pathway
Foundations of Leadership and Development Leadership skills and supporting others with their learning and development. Advanced and Specialist Therapeutics Development of integrated knowledge and understanding of medicines use for advanced and specialist practice Option – Prescribing Pathway
Clinical Skills Clinical Skills for prescribing, including patient evaluation and monitoring. Prescribing Effectively in Practice Prescribing practice, supported by a Designated Medical Practitioner to hone prescribing skills. MSc
Research Project Substantial research project exploring a relevant aspect of clinical practice in primary or interface care. Further guidance on modules The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
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