PgCert | Postgraduate Taught

Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice

Entry year
2019
Entry requirements
Minimum Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy
Duration
1 years (Part Time)
Places available
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  • Overview

    The PgCert in Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice, is designed to help pharmacists to acquire and demonstrate the advanced-level competencies defined in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Advanced Pharmacy Framework, through a rigorous programme of study that provides students with the knowledge and skills required to:

    Review and incorporate current evidence into practice

    Work effectively in a multidisciplinary clinical environment

    Make decisions in complex clinical situations

    Communicate effectively with patients who have common long-term medical conditions

    This programme is completed by Distance Learning, without attending on-campus and is therefore open to both UK and International pharmacists.

    Open to pharmacists from all employment sectors

    Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice highlights

    Over 3000 students in more than 25 countries have completed a postgraduate distance learning degree in the School of Pharmacy.

    World Class Facilities

    • The School of Pharmacy at Queen's is acknowledged as a leading centre for Pharmacy teaching and research in the UK, consistently featuring at or near the top of league tables for the subject.

    Student Experience

    • The School has strong international links as well as a great community spirit.

    EU Referendum

    Information on the implications of Brexit for prospective students.

  • Course content

    Course Structure

    Students study three core modules:
    Medicines Optimisation (10 Credits)
    Effective Communication & Consultation Skills (10 Credits)
    Management of Long-term Conditions 1 (20 Credits)

    In addition, two modules are selected from the 10 Credit options listed below:

    Adverse drug reactions and interactions
    Managing drug treatment
    Evidence-based medicine
    Health promotion
    Infection and antimicrobial stewardship
    Medicines governance
    Prescribing audit and analysis

    People teaching you

    Dr Brian McCaw
    Distance Learning Centre Manager

    School of Pharmacy
    Email: b.mccaw@qub.ac.uk

    Career Prospects

    Introduction
    This programme will enhance opportunities to progress your career as a pharmacist to advanced practitioner level.

    Learning and Teaching

    Learning opportunities associated with this course are outlined below:

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    Students complete compulsory core modules that include medicines optimisation and interpersonal skills, and can select from a range of optional modules that are relevant to their current work or that will help them to achieve their employment aspirations.

    Students complete their studies by distance/online learning without having to attend on-campus.

    Assessment

    Assessments associated with the course are outlined below:

    Assessments include coursework assignments, online tests and a writtten examination.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entrance requirements

    Graduate
    This course is designed to meet the postgraduate education needs of pharmacists working in patient-facing roles, although applications are welcome from pharmacists working in any employment sector.

    The programme is open to local, national and international applicants.

    Applicants must have a pharmacy degree (minimum Bachelor degree) from a university recognised by Queen’s University Belfast and be registered as a pharmacist with an appropriate regulatory organisation.

    The University requires evidence that international applicants are competent in the use of English language.

    International Students

    For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

    English Language Requirements

    Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

    International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

    For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.

    If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.

    • Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
    • Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

    INTO - English Language Course(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)

  • Fees and Funding

    Tuition Fees

    Northern Ireland (NI) £2130
    England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £2130
    Other (non-UK) EU £2130
    International £3600

    All tuition fees quoted are for the academic year 2019-20 and relate to one year of study only. Tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

    More information on postgraduate tuition fees.

    Additional course costs

    All Students

    Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies. Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from any Queen's library. If students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the University Library, prices per text can range from £30 to £100. Students should also budget between £30 to £75 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges. Students undertaking a period of work placement or study abroad, as either a compulsory or optional part of their programme, should be aware that they will have to fund additional travel and living costs. If a programme includes a major project or dissertation, there may be costs associated with transport, accommodation and/or materials. The amount will depend on the project chosen. There may also be additional costs for printing and binding. Students may wish to consider purchasing an electronic device; costs will vary depending on the specification of the model chosen. There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.

    Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice costs

    There are no specific additional course costs associated with this programme.

    How do I fund my study?

    From the academic year 2017/18, the Department for the Economy will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per NI / EU student for postgraduate study. Tuition fee loan information.

    A postgraduate loans system in the UK offers government-backed student loans of up to £10,280 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information are available on the UK government website.

    More information on funding options and financial assistance.

    International Scholarships

    Information on scholarships for international students, is available at http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/International-scholarships/.

  • Apply

    How to Apply

    Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

    Apply now

    Terms and Conditions

    The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.
    Queen's University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2019 Entry.


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