Aston University

Aston University

Psychiatric Pharmacy

This course is for you if you are looking to build upon and apply the knowledge gleaned during the Certificate in Psychiatric Therapeutic. This qualification is often a requirement for specialist clinical mental health positions in the NHS.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: We welcome applications from candidates interested in our course who have the skills and capability to excel. All candidates are considered on an individual basis based on their qualifications, experience, references and motivation. Pharmacists who wish to proceed to this course must usually have successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Psychiatric Therapeutics from Aston University with an average mark of no less than 55% and no referred modules. Other clinical pharmacy qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, students will only be admitted if they have suitable access to a multidisciplinary team and patients with psychiatric illnesses. For example, they are employed in a unit that treats people with mental health problems in a clinical setting that is deemed appropriate by the Programme Director. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. English language test requirements may be waived where students' undergraduate degree was studied in an English speaking country. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

Course modules

Practice-based clinical modules: Introduction to Clinical Practice Clinical Interventions Formulary Development, Clinical Audit and Communication. Compulsory knowledge based components: Psychological Therapies Substance Misuse Evidence Based Medicine and Information Technology Pharmacoeconomics. Plus a choice of two from the following four: Research Methods Learning Disabilities Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Epilepsy.

Assessment methods

All course materials will be delivered electronically. You will encounter a range of learning methods, including: Study of authored text material, directed reading and self assessed exercises; Formative exercises and assignments; Additional reading; Participation in a multi disciplinary forum (MDT). Assessment is by assignments, clinical proformas, oral case presentations and a final examination.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning September 2019 6,600 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning September 2019 6,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning September 2019 6,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning September 2019 6,600 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning September 2019 6,600 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning September 2019 6,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Aston Campus Birmingham B4 7ET West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions (Central)
Telephone number: 
01212043200