PgDip Pharmacy Practice

Why choose Herts?

  • Funding Available: Funding is available from Health Education, England. In addition, University of Hertfordshire students are eligible for a 20% discount on Postgraduate Study.
  • Professional Accreditation: The curriculum follows the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Foundation Pharmacy Framework [FPF]. The Pharmacist Independent Prescribing module is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council.
  • Excellent Reputation: You will experience clinical and therapeutic focused study within our internationally renowned simulation suite and teaching facilities, including Europe's largest medical simulation laboratory.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2020/2021. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details.

About the course

The programme has been designed for Pharmacists who wish to develop their Clinical Pharmacy, Therapeutic Management and Professional Skills and is linked to the Foundation Pharmacy Framework.

Students undertake the certificate in year 1 with progression to the diploma in year 2.  The modules within the programme develops core clinical pharmacy and therapeutic skills with a focus on the management of patients on acute and long-term conditions. Patient safety and leadership in practice are also core elements covered on the modules. Students undertake work-based learning that is supported by a recognised work-based tutor and attend monthly study days at the university of Hertfordshire. 

Why choose this course?

The programme offers

  • 2 year course for Diploma in Pharmacy Practice. Students are able to upgrade to an MSc in Pharmacy Practice post achievement of the PGDip Pharmacy Practice qualification.
  • Clinical and therapeutic focused study days supported by our internationally renowned simulation suite
  • Directed learning with progression to self-directed learning
  • Learning and sharing of experiences with colleagues from other hospitals
  • Programme linked to the Foundation Pharmacy Framework
  • An opportunity for transferring credits/qualifications between universities participating within the JPB collaboration (subject to approval)
  • Historically, funding has always been available from Health Education, England. 

Additional Information

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.  

  • Level 7
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Service Review and Improvement 30 Credits Compulsory
    Applied Therapeutics 30 Credits Compulsory
    Professional Development in the NHS (Work Based) 30 Credits Compulsory
    Pharmaceutical Care (Work Based) 30 Credits Compulsory
  • Further course information

    Course fact sheets
    PgDip Pharmacy Practice Download
    Programme specifications
    MSc Pharmacy Practice Download
    Additional information

    Sandwich placement or study abroad year

    n/a

    Applications open to international and EU students

    No

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