Keele University

Keele University

Advanced Professional Practice (Pharmacy)

The Pharmacy pathway is compatible with the emerging agenda for advanced and specialist practice within the pharmacy profession; pharmacists who follow this pathway incorporate the advanced and consultant level competency framework (ACLF) or related frameworks if relevant (eg pharmacist with special interest) within their advanced professional practice award and be able to demonstrate competency, by completing a portfolio of evidence throughout the programme, in all 6 competency clusters of the framework (expert professional practice; building relationships; leadership; management; education, training and development; research and evaluation).

Entry requirements

Particularly suitable for practitioners who have been registered for at least 3 years, but this is at the discretion of the programmer manager and discussion with individual applicants.

Course modules

Year 1 (Certificate Year); advanced practice development (continuous module during years 1 and 2); competency frameworks for the advanced practitioner; building working relationships for the advanced practitioner. Year 2 (Diploma Year): researching and evaluating your practice; education theory and practice for health professionals; business and financial management. Year 3 (Master's year): advanced practice development; independent learning project.

Assessment methods

Reflective portfolio to record and reflect on learning related to the short course/module and the individual�s professional practice.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Distance learning £ 2,100 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Distance learning £ 2,475 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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