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Pharmacy - Professional Doctorate/MSc

Course Description

-Professional doctorate in pharmacy
-Suitable for registered UK Pharmacists working in hospital, primary-care or community
-Flexible programme
-Full approval for prior learning available for holders of relevant postgraduate diplomas or degrees
-Taught component (maximum of one-third) can be tailored to student / employer requirements
-Research training provided leading to supported relevant research in chosen field (two-thirds of programme)
-Appropriate for aspiring advanced or consultant level pharmacists
-Interim awards available (e.g. MSc)
-Clinical modules (optional) taught in practice setting

Optional taught modules include:
-Clinical modules in most specialities
-Research skills
-Evidence based practice
-Service improvement
-Healthcare Organisation & Policies

Learning, teaching & assessment

The programme is delivered using a combination of lectures (usually distance learning), tutorials and practice-based learning (under consultant supervision). Research element requires 4 pieces of publishable quality (peer-reviewed) original research.

Assessment by coursework, professional portfolio and research publications / thesis.

Career opportunities

-Supports life-long learning
-Relevant CPD
-Suitable preparation for consultant level practice

Visit the Pharmacy - Professional Doctorate/MSc page on the Aston University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

This course is for UK registered Pharmacists only. Applicants must be able to supply references and have employer support.

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