Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Clinical Pharmacy for Secondary and Tertiary Care

Train to become a Clinical Pharmacist on this programme which is mapped to pharmacy practice frameworks and offers excellent teaching standards. - Aimed at pharmacists working in clinical roles in secondary or tertiary care centres - Apply your skills to your day-to-day work and enhance your practice from day one - Complete your Foundation training at an accredited Royal Pharmaceutical Society Foundation School - Benefit from clinical teaching designed and delivered by specialist practising pharmacists - Study on a course offering workplace-based learning, self-directed learning and University-based study sessions - Take an optional Independent Prescribing pathway (accredited by the GPhC) - Benefit from over 25 years' Clinical Pharmacy experience in providing Clinical Pharmacy training The course caters for registered pharmacists employed in secondary care and is tailored for graduates in the early stages of their career. It enables pharmacists to appreciate the problems encountered by other healthcare professionals by promoting an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of healthcare.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: You will need: to be a UK registered (GPhC) pharmacist working in a Secondary Care role in North West England, with an opportunity to contribute to the clinical care of patients an honours degree in pharmacy or equivalent a term of employment sufficient to allow completion of the registered course (1 year for PgCert and 2 years for Diploma). This does not apply to those applying to 'top-up' a Clinical Pharmacy PgDip to the MSc If you wish to complete the optional prescribing qualification you must: have at least two years of post-registration experience nominate a Designated Medical Practitioner who meets the GPhC and University standards have the opportunity to undertake sufficient prescribing practice to meet course requirements Additional Information IELTS requirements 6.5 (Minimum of 5.5 in each component) Pearson requirements 58-64 (Min. 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes) RPL may be accepted for direct entry onto the Diploma and MSc, if you have completed a PgCert or PgDip in Clinical Pharmacy (or equivalent) at a UK university You will be interviewed Letters of support from employers may be required All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC If you have any specific queries, please contact scspgt@ljmu.ac.uk MSc: You will need: to be a UK registered (GPhC) pharmacist working in a Secondary Care role in North West England, with an opportunity to contribute to the clinical care of patients an honours degree in pharmacy or equivalent a term of employment sufficient to allow completion of the registered course (1 year for PgCert and 2 years for Diploma). This does not apply to those applying to 'top-up' a Clinical Pharmacy PgDip to the MSc If you wish to complete the optional prescribing qualification you must: have at least two years of post-registration experience nominate a Designated Medical Practitioner who meets the GPhC and University standards have the opportunity to undertake sufficient prescribing practice to meet course requirements Additional Information IELTS requirements 6.5 (Minimum of 5.5 in each component) Pearson requirements 58-64 (Min. 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes) Image of student in library with book RPL may be accepted for direct entry onto the Diploma and MSc, if you have completed a PgCert or PgDip in Clinical Pharmacy (or equivalent) at a UK university You will be interviewed Letters of support from employers may be required All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC If you have any specific queries, please contact scspgt@ljmu.ac.uk

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core and option modules and a research project. Core modules Developing Clinical and Professional Practice (PgCert) (30 credits) Clinical Therapeutics for Core Conditions (PgCert) (30 credits) Improving Healthcare Practice (PgDip) (20 credits) Research Project (MSc) (60 credits) Optional modules Clinical Skills - Prescribing Pathway (PgDip) (10 credits) Prescribing Effectively in Practice - Prescribing Pathway (PgDip) (20 credits) Foundations of Leadership and Development - Non-prescribing Pathway (PgDip) (20 credits) Advanced and Specialist Therapeutics - Non-prescribing Pathway (PgDip) (20 credits) Therapeutics in Specialist Clinical Practice - Prescribing Pathway (PgDip) (10 credits)

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. Each module involves a range of assessments and you accumulate credits as you complete each module. All assessments are moderated externally, with Merits and Distinctions being awarded for very good and exceptional overall performance respectively. At the heart of the course is the requirement to produce and maintain a portfolio of clinical practice and personal development. This is modelled on the requirements set out in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Foundation Pharmacy Framework. Some modules have competency (pass/fail) requirements, which are assessed through Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) and a professional practice portfolio. The MSc research project requires the submission of a project report.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 3 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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