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Pharmacy Practice MSc, MSc (Prescribing), PG Dip, PG Dip (Prescribing) PG Cert

Course Description

The post-graduate Pharmacy Practice programme is a part-time, flexible competency-based programme for qualified community pharmacists. It has been designed for pharmacists who are keen to make their consultations more clinically effective and are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of their local population.

Key benefits

• Innovative curriculum supporting local and national health priorities.

• Modules are taught and assessed by experienced academic staff and clinical practitioners who are experts in their field.

• Pharmacists can gain a Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing, accredited by the GPhC, either alone or forming part of the Diploma or MSc.

• Individuals working in any Pharmacy sector who already possess a Clinical Diploma may apply for the Master's year.

• King's Health Partners brings together a world-leading University (King’s College London) and three of London’s most successful NHS Foundation Trusts (Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley).

• Unrivalled location: the only programme of its kind offered in London.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/pharmacy-practice-prescribing-msc-pg-dip-pg-cert.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

This specialist graduate programme consists of short modules that can be taken alone or in combination to lead to a post-graduate qualification such as a Certificate, Diploma or MSc. The course is flexible, so modules can be chosen to meet professional interests or service needs. Pharmacists can combine University study with their ongoing professional practice. There is also the option to undertake the GPhC-accredited Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing as part of the programme.

- Course purpose -

It is recognised that pharmacists have an important and expanding role in optimising the use of medicines and in supporting public health. Course participants will enhance their practice by learning to apply clinical knowledge in the pharmacy setting and support adherence through effective consultation.

- Course format and assessment -

Teaching is delivered through tutorials, problem-based tasks, lectures, case studies and scenarios from the workplace.

A variety of assessment approaches are used including oral presentations and objective clinical structured examinations (OSCEs). Students are required to submit a competency-based portfolio of evidence, which may include complex case studies, risk frameworks, critical analysis of local and national strategies and service development planning.

Career prospects

On completion of this programme pharmacists will be equipped to deliver pharmacy services in the community to a high standard, in line with the demands of the changing NHS. Students may also be able to move into the provision of pharmaceutical and prescribing advice in primary care.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

Visit the Pharmacy Practice MSc, MSc (Prescribing), PG Dip, PG Dip (Prescribing) PG Cert page on the King’s College London website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

Current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council or the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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