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