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Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice (PGCert)

PgCert|Postgraduate Taught

Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice

Entry year
2023
Entry requirements
Minimum Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy
Duration
1 year (Part Time)
Places available
n/a (Part Time)
  • Overview

    Do you want to advance your pharmacy career while continuing in employment?

    This postgraduate distance learning programme allows you fit your studies around your work and family commitments.

    Our Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice programme was developed following extensive consultation with pharmacists and their employers both within and beyond the United Kingdom. It provides a flexible study pathway that is designed to develop the therapeutic knowledge and clinical skills of pharmacists to an advanced level. The modules are designed to help pharmacists to acquire and demonstrate the advanced-level competencies defined in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Core Advanced Pharmacist Curriculum.

    This PG Certificate programme is open to pharmacists in all employment sectors. It is studied entirely off-campus by distance-learning and is open to pharmacists both within and outside the United Kingdom.

    Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice highlights

    The distance-learning format allows you to organise your studies around your work and family commitments. Also, employers support distance-learning as staff do not require regular leave to attend on-campus.

    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

    • Students are supported by full-time dedicated staff in the School of Pharmacy Distance Learning Centre.
  • Course content

    Course Structure

    Study part-time by distance learning

    Course detailsStudents complete one of the following 30-credit modules during the first semester:

    PMY7100 Introduction to clinical pharmacy*
    PMY7101 Managing drug treatment
    PMY7102 Advancing practice in primary care
    PMY7103 Developing evidence in practice

    *compulsory for non-UK and Ireland students

    Students complete one of the following 30-credit modules during the second semester:

    PMY7104 Management of long-term conditions 1 (Cardiovascular disease and diabetes)
    PMY7105 Management of long-term conditions 2 (Neurological disease and mental health)
    PMY7106 Management of long-term conditions 3 (Respiratory, gastrointestinal and skin disease)
    I'm really enjoying the course. I'm learning so much, and my practice has improved. My patients sense it too, I'm sure!

    Rachel Agius
    MSc Graduate

    People teaching you

    Deputy Distance Learning Manager

    School of Pharmacy
    aileen.mckenna@qub.ac.uk

    Distance Learning Manager

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

    Career Prospects

    Professional Opportunities
    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:

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

    Students can choose from a range of modules that are relevant to their current work or that will help them to achieve their employment aspirations*.

    *PMY7100 'Introduction to clinical pharmacy' is compulsory for students who are working outside the UK/Ireland.

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

    Assessment

    Assessments associated with the course are outlined below:

    A variety of written coursework, case study and online assessment is used. The 'Management of long-term conditions' modules (PMY7104/7105/7106) include a written examination (under review for 2023/24).

  • 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.

    Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible and ideally no later than 31st July 2023 for courses which commence in late September. In the event that any programme receives a high number of applications, the University reserves the right to close the application portal. Notifications to this effect will appear on the Direct Application Portal against the programme application page.

    Please note: International applicants will be required to pay a deposit to secure a place on this course.

    International Students

    Our country/region pages include information on entry requirements, tuition fees, scholarships, student profiles, upcoming events and contacts for your country/region. Use the dropdown list below for specific information for your country/region.

    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)

  • Careers

    Career Prospects

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

    Additional Awards Gained(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)

    Prizes and Awards(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)

    Graduate plus award for extra-curricular skills

    In addition to your degree programme, at Queen's you can have the opportunity to gain wider life, academic and employability skills. For example, placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. So not only do you graduate with a degree recognised from a world leading university, you'll have practical national and international experience plus a wider exposure to life overall. We call this Graduate Plus. It's what makes studying at Queen's University Belfast special.

  • Fees and Funding

    Tuition Fees

    Northern Ireland (NI) 1 £2,490
    Republic of Ireland (ROI) 2 £2,490
    England, Scotland or Wales (GB) 1 £2,490
    EU Other 3 £4,200
    International £4,200

    1 EU citizens in the EU Settlement Scheme, with settled status, will be charged the NI or GB tuition fee based on where they are ordinarily resident. Students who are ROI nationals resident in GB will be charged the GB fee.

    2 EU students who are ROI nationals resident in ROI are eligible for NI tuition fees.

    3 EU Other students (excludes Republic of Ireland nationals living in GB, NI or ROI) are charged tuition fees in line with international fees.

    All tuition fees quoted are for the academic year 2023-24, and relate to a single year of study unless stated otherwise. 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?

    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 £10,609 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 www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/International-scholarships.

  • Apply

    How to Apply

    Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

    Apply now

    When to Apply

    The deadline for applications is normally 30th June 2021. In the event that any programme receives a high volume of applications, the university reserves the right to close the application portal earlier than 30th June deadline. Notifications to this effect will appear on the Direct Entry Portal (DAP) against the programme application page.

    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.


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