Skip to Content

detail

PgCert Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice

Academic Year 2021/22

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

PgCert Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice

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

Postgraduate Certificate

Programme Code

PMY-PC-CI

UCAS Code

HECoS Code

100251

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

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Pharmacy

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 7

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

Accreditations (PSRB)

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

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 study materials authored by subject experts

Methods of Assessment

Written coursework

Interpret clinical information and adjust treatment accordingly

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Custom study materials authored by subject experts and supplemented by relevant online resources

Methods of Assessment

Written coursework
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
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 study materials 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 study materials 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 study materials 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 study materials 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 study materials 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 study materials authored by subject experts and supplemented by relevant online resources

Methods of Assessment

Written coursework
Written examination

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

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Custom study materials authored by subject experts and supplemented by relevant online resources

Methods of Assessment

Written coursework
Written examination

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

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Custom study materials 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 study materials 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 %

Introduction to clinical pharmacy

PMY7100

7

30

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Managing drug treatment

PMY7101

7

30

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Advancing practice in primary care

PMY7102

7

30

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Developing evidence in practice

PMY7103

7

30

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Management of long-term conditions 1

PMY7104

7

30

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Management of long-term conditions 2

PMY7105

7

30

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Management of long-term conditions 3

PMY7106

7

30

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Notes

Students are required to complete two 30 credit modules from the options provided.