This course is for pharmacy graduates who gained their degree outside the UK. It enables pharmacists to convert their existing pharmaceutical qualification so it is recognised in Great Britain.
Successful completion of the course will allow you to undertake a pre-registration placement, before applying to register as a Pharmacist with The General Pharmaceutical Council. You will also gain an Aston University
Diploma. Aston University
is not responsible for the provision of a pre-registration training place nor preparation for professional qualifying examinations.
The programme focuses upon new developments in key pharmaceutical sciences, clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice together with the study of health service delivery and pharmacy law and ethics within the UK.
-Professional Critical Skills
-Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics
-Pharmaceutics in Practice
-Pharmacy Law, Ethics and Practice
Learning, teaching & assessment
The following study methods are used throughout the programme:
-Clinical teaching sessions
A wide range of assessment methods are used including:
-Web based clinical assignments
-Clinical case studies
-Clinical case presentation
-Practical dispensing examination
The course is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
The course is designed for those who wish to practice as a Pharmacist in Great Britain. The programme has an excellent track record of students obtaining and successfully completing the pre-registration training.
DBS, Fitness to Practise & Visa Information
Students enrolling onto certain programmes within the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University
will be required to undertake an Enhanced Level Criminal Records Bureau check. Also in line with national requirements for programmes leading to a health professional qualification, a number of degree programmes in the School of Life and Health Science are subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations.
For more information on the DBS: http://www.aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/lhs/fitness-to-practice-information/
For more information on Visas: http://www.aston.ac.uk/current-students/hub/iss/support-for-international-students/work/work-after-study/pre-registration-employment/
Candidates must possess a pharmacy degree to enable them to register as a pharmacist with The General Pharmaceutical Council. In addition, candidates must have documented evidence of their eligibility to undertake the course. This evidence must be obtained before you apply. Please note that it may take up to two months to gain approval from the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). In order to secure a place for this course, we recommend that students apply for the GPhC approval before June 2016 and apply to Aston before July 2016.