Please note: In order to enter the Overseas Pharmacist Applied Programme (OSPAP), you must first successfully complete the adjudication process of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
You can visit the GPhC website on: http://www.pharmacyregulation.org and check the details of how to apply, necessary documentation and evidence required. Following successful adjudication by the GPhC, your details will be forwarded to the University. After receipt of this you will be sent an application form.
This course allows you to gain a Masters qualification within one year. You can also apply to study just the postgraduate diploma if you do not wish to undertake the Masters research project. The diploma is sufficient for entry to the next stages of registering as a pharmacist in the UK: firstly, 52 weeks of supervised training in employment; secondly, a registration assessment.
The content of the OSPAP course reflects the indicative syllabus provided by the GPhC. The teaching during the academic year is divided into two terms, and is undertaken over a 3 day week, with written examinations at the end of the academic year in May/June. The programme is composed of three modules which are core and therefore compulsory. The modules cover aspects such as Pharmacy, Law, Ethics and Practice, Clinical Therapeutics and Research Methodology.
The programme will give you an insight into the way the National Health Service in the UK operates, inform you of the health regulatory laws and professional codes pharmacists must abide by, in addition to allowing you to integrate science based knowledge, such as pharmaceutics and microbiology, into clinical and patient focused settings.
The programme aims to prepare you for professional practice as safe, knowledgeable and up to date pharmacists. Whilst at the University you will be expected to act professionally and in agreement with the student Code of Conduct and GPhC Fitness to Practise standards.