University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice

This course enables pharmacists (registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council) to come together in a small peer-group learning environment to develop as advanced clinical practitioners. The course is flexible with a choice of classes that look at specific practice and personal development needs. The course aims to produce highly skilled practitioners who can improve patient care by driving forward innovation in all areas of pharmacy practice through delivery of the Scottish Government's Vision and Action Plan: Prescription for Excellence. The Independent Prescribing (IP) qualification is included within the course as an optional 30-credit module; practitioners who have already completed the IP qualification will receive 30 credits for prior learning and the requirements for each award will be reduced by 30 credits.

Course modules

Advanced clinical assessment and consultation skills; advanced therapeutics and health innovation; clinical practice attachment; health service quality improvement toolkit; elective classes; quality improvement methodology; pharmacist independent prescribing; clinical service development; research toolkit; research skills; research project; learning and teaching.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through both written assignments and practical observation/examinations and submission of a manuscript (MSc students only).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 5 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde G1 1XQ Scotland

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Postgraduate Admissions - Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences