Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Clinical Pharmacy for Primary and Interface Care

This programme has been developed to ensure that pharmacists working in primacy care and at the interface with secondary care are highly skilled in clinical pharmacy, enabling them to fully embrace the advancing role of the pharmacist in these interprofessional settings. The University operates all of its programmes on a modular basis. One intake is offered each year in April and students can enrol with the PgCert/PgDip/MSc as their target award. ?The MSc will allow students to excel in their professional practice. It is an important early step en route to becoming a leader in the field. The course runs over three years (part-time), but for students who wish to stage their 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. You will be assigned a clinical liaison tutor (CLT) at enrolment who will keep in regular contact with you and visit you in your workplace to undertake assessments. The CLTs main role is to support the you through your studies and help you to demonstrate your competence through a professional practice portfolio. The MSc level Research Project is undertaken in your workplace under the supervision of a University supervisor, with support from a local mentor, where available. ?The programme is delivered with the support of our Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard), which will provide a range of learning activities to develop your knowledge in clinical pharmacy and related topics. This student-led learning is supported by face-to face study days (nine in year 1 and between five and nine in year 2) as well as two to three virtual workshops in years 1 and 2, supplemented by workplace visits from the student's CLT where work-based assessments will take place. If you are enrolling on the PgDip or MSc you can complete an Independent Prescribing qualification as part of the programme or take a non-prescribing pathway. The PgDip (Prescribing) or MSc (Prescribing) awards will allow students to apply for Independent Prescribing annotation from the General Pharmaceutical Council (subject to course accreditation by the GPhC).

Course modules

PgCert Therapeutics for Clinical Practice Application of clinical practice to the management of individual diseases and conditions. Optimising Patient Care Application of clinical practice to the management of patients, taking account of all of their therapeutic and social needs. PgDip Core Modules: Improving Healthcare Practice Systems-level management of clinical practice, including how healthcare services are organised and delivered. Therapeutics in Specialist Clinical Practice Specialist clinical practice in a chosen discipline (selected from a list of available options). Option - Non-prescribing Pathway Foundations of Leadership and Development Leadership skills and supporting others with their learning and development. Public Health in Pharmacy Preventing disease and promoting health and wellbeing through proactive interventions in pharmacy. Option - Prescribing Pathway Clinical Skills Clinical Skills for prescribing, including patient evaluation and monitoring. Prescribing Effectively in Practice Prescribing practice, supported by a Designated Medical Practitioner to hone prescribing skills. MSc Research Project Substantial research project exploring a relevant aspect of clinical practice in primary or interface care.

Assessment methods

The programme will use a blended learning approach including recommended reading, short recorded lectures, on-line quizzes, seminars, workshops and workplace-based learning. In addition to LJMU staff, expert practitioners will be involved in programme delivery. ?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. A range of assessment types are used in programme modules, including written examinations, oral and written case reports and written reports of activities such as practice evaluation exercises. Some modules also have competency requirements (pass/fail assessments) associated with them. 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 April 2018 GBP 2,750 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 3 Years

Campus details

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

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