University of Reading

University of Reading

Foundation Pharmacy Practice

* Ensures that your training meets the requirements of the NHS * A collaborative programme between local NHS pharmacy services and the University * Responsive to the UK government's national objectives * Reflects the local context in which pharmacists work, and the changing needs of patients * Aligned to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Foundation Pharmacy Framework **Pharmacy at Reading** The University of Reading has an established reputation for research into the application of chemical, clinical, pharmaceutical and pharmacological expertise to areas of therapeutic and biological importance. There is a collaborative environment across the University. In particular, the School of Pharmacy has become integrated with the Brain Embodiment Laboratory (BEL) following a £300,000 investment to establish electrophysiology/tissue culture facilities and expand collaborations with computational neuroscientists. We have a range of fantastic research facilities, including the £4m Chemical Analysis Facility. This provides access to a wide range of modern equipment and expertise essential for modern chemical and pharmaceutical research and our burgeoning activity at the chemistry-biology interface. Strong links with industry allow access to industrial laboratories and facilities to support your research. Many of our staff hold external appointments at various national and international research committees, which provide additional opportunities for participation in conferences and other networking events. **Centre for Inter-Professional Postgraduate Education and Training (CIPPET)** CIPPET aims to provide postgraduate programmes that respond to the current and emerging needs of healthcare professionals. This is achieved through the provision of Continuing Professional Development up to master's level courses. The current programmes address the needs of foundation and advanced practitioners including taught inter-professional programmes, independent prescribing, distance learning and workplace-based learning.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Practitioners must be working in an approved workplace. The Certificate in Foundation Pharmacy Practice (60 credits) is usually undertaken over 14 to 16 months, with afternoon learning sets and clinical masterclasses every 4-6 weeks to support learning in the workplace. The curriculum focuses on clusters 1-3 of the Foundation Pharmacy Framework. The programme starts in November on an annual basis. The Diploma in Foundation Pharmacy Practice (60 credits) can only be taken once the Certificate is completed. The Diploma is undertaken as three modules which take six months each, and is an extension of your learning from the Certificate. The curriculum focuses on cluster 4 of the Foundation Pharmacy Framework and transition to Advanced Stage I of the Advanced Pharmacy Framework. The programme starts in April on an annual basis.

Course modules

There are four compulsory modules: * Introduction to Foundation Pharmacy Practice * Foundation stage 2 module A - Literature searching and evaluation * Foundation stage 2 module B - Practice based audit or service evaluation * Foundation stage 2 module C - Service improvement and innovation


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time November 2019 - 14 Months

Campus details

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University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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