Download information on the entry routes to the APP programme (includes Credit Transfer)
This programme has been designed for hospital pharmacists in Northern Ireland who wish to develop their practice to an advanced level. The course content is based on the competencies specified in the Advanced and Consultant Level Framework, developed by CoDEG, and includes the NICPLD prescribing course.
The MSc is open to hospital pharmacists in Northern Ireland who have completed the NICPLD Vocational/Foundation Training programme, or who have sufficient experience or qualifications for credit transfer. The MSc is 54 months in duration, the first 24 months is the NICPLD Vocational/Foundation Training programme and students enrol with QUB for the remaining 30 months.
Advanced pharmacy practice modules
PMY7040: Advanced Therapeutics
PMY7054/5/6/7: Prescribing for pharmacists
PMY7041: Research in Advanced Practice
PMY7042: Advanced Practice Development
PMY7043: Practice Research Project
The modules are delivered via a combination of online learning materials, workshops, self-directed learning and portfolio development. A variety of assessment methods are employed, including, online MCQ testing, portfolios, OSCEs, oral presentations, written assignments and a research project (MSc).
Students on this programme may be eligible for 50% funding of fees via NICPLD.
Applicants must have a primary degree in pharmacy from a university recognised by Queen's University Belfast and must be employed as a hospital pharmacist. This programme is open to pharmacists who have successfully completed the NI Hospital Pharmacist Vocational Training programme, or equivalent. Prospective applicants who wish to apply for credit for experiential learning should contact the Course Director. Please seek approval from your employer before submitting your application.