The MSc in Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice is designed to help pharmacists to acquire and demonstrate the advanced-level competencies defined in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Advanced Pharmacy Framework, through a rigorous programme of study that provides students with the knowledge and skills required to:
Review and incorporate current evidence into practice
Work effectively in a multidisciplinary clinical environment
Make decisions in complex clinical situations
Communicate effectively with patients who have common long-term medical conditions
Undertake clinical and practice-based research
This programme has replaced our previous postgraduate courses in clinical and community pharmacy. It is completed by Distance Learning, without attending on-campus. It is therefore open to both UK and International pharmacists.
Open to pharmacists from all employment sectors
Independent Prescribing option for GB pharmacists
Advanced Practice Development option (MSc)
Optional on-campus and local hospital teaching for International students (MSc)
10 Credit Options
1. Adverse drug reactions and interactions
2. Managing Drug Treatment
3. Evidence-based medicine
4. Health promotion
5. Infection and antimicrobial stewardship
6. Medicines governance
7. Prescribing audit and analysis
As an alternative to the above, students in Great Britain can complete Independent Prescriber (IP) training in the second year of the PG Diploma/MSc. The IP option includes a 5-day residential in Belfast (travel and accommodation costs are in addition to the course fee).
See Below For Further Information About The Independent Prescribing Option.
Independent Prescribing Option
The Independent Prescribing option is open to pharmacists in Great Britain and is delivered in second year of the PG Diploma/MSc in Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice.
The programme is delivered via a combination of e-learning and work-based learning and includes 12 days in-practice training with a Designated Medical Practitioner, the purpose of which is to enable the student to develop and practice clinical examination skills relevant to the condition(s) for which they intend to prescribe. The pharmacist may complete their in-practice training at any point during the course.
Applying to Join
Independent Prescribing applicants must have been practicing for at least two years and should be employed in either primary or secondary care.
Students are required to attend a 5-day residential in Belfast, which will include workshops, clinical skills training and assessment. The residential will be held in the second Semester (dates to be confirmed). Students are required to pay their own travel, accommodation and subsistence costs.