Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Clinical Pharmacy for Primary and Interface Care

LJMU's Clinical Pharmacy MSc enables primary care Pharmacists and those at the interface with secondary care to embrace their role in interprofessional settings. - Aimed at pharmacists working in community pharmacies, general medical practices or hospital outpatient pharmacies operated by community providers - Apply your skills to your day-to-day work and enhance your practice from day one - Benefit from clinical teaching designed and delivered by specialist practising pharmacists - Study an optional Independent Prescribing pathway (accredited by the GPhC) - Demonstrate best practice on a course aligned to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Foundation Pharmacy Framework - Begin your studies in Spring and enrol with the PgCert/PgDip/MSc as your target award - Study over three years (part-time). If you wish to stage your development, it is also offered as a one year Postgraduate Certificate or two year Postgraduate Diploma, both of which can be subsequently topped up by returning to the course

Entry requirements

MSc: You will need: to be a UK Pharmacist registered with the GPhC to be currently working in an appropriate UK pharmacy setting, with an opportunity to contribute to the clinical care of patients Appropriate settings include: community pharmacies; outpatient pharmacies run by community providers; and general medical practices. If you are unsure whether your setting is appropriate and/or whether the opportunities to contribute to clinical care will be sufficient to allow you to complete the course, you should contact the Programme Leader: Professor Charles Morecroft, by calling 0151 231 2296 or emailing: Additional Information RPL is accepted on this programme. You will be interviewed You will need to provide a letter of support from your employer All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC If you have any specific queries, please contact Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Please see the website for further details.

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core and option modules and a research project as detailed below. Core modules Therapeutics for Clinical Practice (PgCert) (30 credits) Optimising Patient Care (PgCert) (30 credits) Improving Healthcare Practice (PgDip) (20 credits) Research Project (MSc) (60 credits) Optional modules Foundations of Leadership and Development - Non-prescribing Pathway (PgDip) (20 credits) Clinical Skills - Prescribing Pathway (PgDip) (10 credits) Prescribing Effectively in Practice - Prescribing Pathway (PgDip) (20 credits) Therapeutics in Specialist Clinical Practice - Prescribing Pathway (PgDip) (10 credits) Person-centred Care - Non-prescribing Pathway (PgDip) (20 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. At the heart of the course is the requirement to maintain a professional practice portfolio, detailing clinical practice and personal development. Each module will involve formative and/or summative assessments, which help to contribute to this portfolio or draw on its content. Assesment methods for this course include: written exams, oral and written case reports and written reports of activities such as practice evaluation exercises. Some modules also have competency requirements (pass/fail assessments). These components are based around demonstrating competence through Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) and the professional practice portfolio. For the Master of Science Research Project Module you must submit a research project report. All assessments are moderated by an external examiner. If your overall performance is of a very good standard you will be awarded a Merit and where performance is of an exceptional standard, a Distinction will be awarded.


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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