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Community pharmacy

Community pharmacy at QUB
  • PG Cert - 12 months
  • PG Diploma - 24 months
  • MSc - 36 months

Click here to download the 2014-15 Community Pharmacy course brochure

This is a part-time distance learning programme - no attendence is required at the university.

Our community pharmacy programme has been designed for community pharmacists who wish to expand their pharmacy services and update their therapeutic knowledge. The course is suitable for employee and locum pharmacists from both independent pharmacies and pharmacy multiples.

Students based in Northern Ireland may be eligible for 50% funding of fees via NICPLD.

Community pharmacy modules *

Year 1 (PG Cert):

PMY7060 Effective communication in the community pharmacy (10 credits)

PMY7061 Management of chronic illness (20 credits)

PMY7001 Clinical pharmacy skills in practice 1 (10 credits)

PMY7002 Clinical pharmacy skills in practice 2 (10 credits)

Plus one from:

PMY7063 Pharmaceutical care (10 credits)

PMY7066 Health promotion (10 credits)

PMY7067 Complementary and alternative medicine (10 credits)

Year 2 (PG Dip):

PMY7062 Pharmacotherapy of common diseases (20 credits)

PMY7003 Clinical pharmacy skills in practice 3 (10 credits)

PMY7004 Clinical pharmacy skills in practice 4 (10 credits)

Plus two from:

PMY7063 Pharmaceutical care (10 credits)

PMY7064 Developing services in primary care (10 credits)

PMY7065 Pharmacy practice research (10 credits)

PMY7066 Health promotion (10 credits)

PMY7067 Complementary and alternative medicine (10 credits)

Year 3 (MSc):

PMY7090 Research project (60 credits)

* Students with previous relevant qualifications may be able to apply for credit transfer. (Click for more information)


Apply now for September 2014 entry:

Applicants must have a primary degree in pharmacy from a university recognised by Queen's University Belfast and must be employed as a community pharmacist. Please  seek approval from your employer before submitting an application.

Click here to apply for September 2014 entry ** Applications for this programme will close on the 31st July **

For further information, please contact the Course Director, Dr. Maureen Mullen (m.mccann@qub.ac.uk)