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Cert (PC) Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice

Academic Year 2017/18

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

Cert (PC) Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Postgraduate Certificate

Programme Code

PMY-PC-CI

UCAS Code

JACS Code

B230 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

Primary degree in pharmacy
Applicants with relevant postgraduate qualifications obtained within the 5 years prior to entry may be considered for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Part Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

60

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Pharmacy

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Accreditations (PSRB)

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Dr James Desborough

University of East Anglia

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

N/A

Programme Specific Regulations

N/A

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

On successful completion of the programme, the student will be able to:

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to deliver advanced clinical pharmacy services as an effective member of the healthcare team

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to evaluate the clinical and scientific literature

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Communicate medicine-related information to patients, carers and prescribers effectively

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Custom distance-learning texts authored by subject experts

Methods of Assessment

Written coursework

Interpret clinical information and adjust treatment accordingly

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Custom distance-learning texts authored by subject experts and supplemented by relevant online resources

Methods of Assessment

Written coursework
Online testing
Written examination

Demonstrate the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are required to learn in an independent manner throughout

Methods of Assessment

Written coursework
Online testing
Written examination

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Demonstrate effective written communication skills

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Custom distance-learning texts authored by subject experts, supplemented by relevant online resources

Methods of Assessment

Written coursework
Written examination

Write in a scientific manner

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Custom distance-learning texts authored by subject experts and supplemented by relevant online resources

Methods of Assessment

Written coursework

Manage time effectively

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The distance learning format requires disciplined time management, students must complete the learning material and submit assessments according to a module timetable

Methods of Assessment

Written coursework

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Provide safe and effective clinical pharmacy services

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Custom distance-learning texts authored by subject experts, supplemented by relevant online resources

Methods of Assessment

Written coursework

Discuss the therapeutic options and strategies available for the treatment of a range of long-term diseases and conditions

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Custom distance-learning texts authored by subject experts and supplemented by relevant online resources

Methods of Assessment

Written coursework
Written examination

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Interpret and maintain clinical records of patients with common long-term diseases and conditions

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Custom distance-learning texts authored by subject experts and supplemented by relevant online resources

Methods of Assessment

Written coursework
Written examination

Interpret clinical information and make treatment recommendations based on clinical laboratory test results

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Custom distance-learning texts authored by subject experts and supplemented by relevant online resources

Methods of Assessment

Written coursework
Online testing
Written examination

Minimise risks associated with drug treatment in patients with common long-term diseases and conditions

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Custom distance-learning texts authored by subject experts and supplemented by relevant online resources

Methods of Assessment

Written coursework
Online testing
Written examination

Assess and prioritise the pharmaceutical care of patients with common long-term diseases and conditions

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Custom distance-learning texts authored by subject experts and supplemented by relevant online resources

Methods of Assessment

Written coursework

Optimise the drug treatment of patients with common long-term diseases and conditions

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Custom distance-learning texts authored by subject experts and supplemented by relevant online resources

Methods of Assessment

Written coursework
Written examination

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Prescribing audit and analysis

PMY7064

7

10

YES

7 weeks

N

YES

80%

20%

0%

Health Promotion

PMY7066

7

10

YES

7 weeks

N

YES

80%

20%

0%

Management of long-term conditions 1

PMY7034

7

20

YES

15 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Infection and antimicrobial stewardship

PMY7025

7

10

7 weeks

N

YES

80%

20%

0%

Medicines Governance - ensuring patient safety

PMY7029

7

10

7 weeks

N

YES

80%

20%

0%

Evidence-based practice

PMY7018

7

10

YES

7 weeks

N

YES

80%

20%

0%

Managing drug treatment

PMY7045

7

10

YES

7 weeks

N

YES

80%

20%

0%

Adverse drug reactions and interactions

PMY7010

7

10

YES

7 weeks

N

YES

80%

20%

0%

Medicines Optimisation

PMY7005

7

10

7 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Effective communication and consultation

PMY7006

7

10

7 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes

Students are required to complete compulsory modules totalling 40 credits plus two 10 credit modules from the options provided.