The aim of the MSc Pharmacy Practice programme is to equip practitioners with the core skills and competencies they require to provide pharmaceutical and patient care in their practice setting within a multidisciplinary team.
Students undertake the certificate in year 1 with progression to the diploma in year 2 and have the option of completing the MSc in year 3. The certificate and diploma develops core clinical pharmacy and therapeutic skills with a focus on the management of patients on acute and long-term conditions and patient safety. The programme offers optional modules at the MSc level, including practice research modules and the Pharmacist Independent Prescribing module accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council. Minimum level criteria apply for students wishing to undertake the Pharmacist Independent Prescribing optional module and additional learning outcomes apply to this module.
Students undertake work-based learning that is supported by a recognised work-based tutor and attend study days at the university of Hertfordshire.
The programme offers
If you decide to study this course on a part time basis you will be charged £540 per 15 credits for the 2017 academic year. Please note that charges based on Health Contract funding may vary.
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The course has been developed in partnership with Joint Programmes Board (JPB) London, East and South East England.
Our school, at the University of Hertfordshire offers world-class teaching and learning facilities, including Europe's largest medical simulation laboratory.
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|Professional Development in the NHS (Work Based)||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Pharmaceutical Care (Work Based)||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Applied Therapeutics 1-long term disease states (work based)||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Applied Therapeutics 2-short term/acute disease states (work based)||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Health Disciplines Project||30 Credits||Optional|
|Evidence Based Practice||30 Credits||Optional|
|Project (ACPP)||60 Credits||Optional|
|Pharmacist Independent Prescribing L7||30 Credits||Optional|
*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.
The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.
The entry requirements for the MSc Pharmacy Practice are the following:
Applicants for the MSc in Pharmacy Practice should be registered Pharmacists in the UK with the General Pharmaceutical Council. Applicants must have a practice site and work-based tutor recognised by the University of Hertfordshire (transferrable within the JPB collaborative subject to approval). Please note the minimum level criteria for those wishing to undertake the Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists module using the following link: https://www.pharmacyregulation.org/education/pharmacist-independent-prescriber/entry-requirements