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Clinical Pharmacy Practice - Advanced

Overview
The PgCert 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

This programme is completed by Distance Learning, without attending on-campus and is therefore open to both UK and International pharmacists.

Open to pharmacists from all employment sectors.

Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice highlights
Over 3000 students in more than 25 countries have completed a postgraduate distance learning degree in the School of Pharmacy.

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
•The School has strong international links as well as a great community spirit.

Learning and Teaching

Learning opportunities associated with this course are outlined below:
Students complete compulsory core modules that include medicines optimisation and interpersonal skills, and can select from a range of optional modules that are relevant to their current work or that will help them to achieve their employment aspirations.

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

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.

International Students
For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

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.

Duration

1 year part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects
Introduction
This programme will enhance opportunities to progress your career as a pharmacist to advanced practitioner level.

Further enquiries

Dr Brian McCaw 
Distance Learning Centre Manager
School of Pharmacy
Email: b.mccaw@qub.ac.uk

Subjects taught

Students study three core modules:
Medicines Optimisation (10 Credits)
Effective Communication & Consultation Skills (10 Credits)
Management of Long-term Conditions 1 (20 Credits)

In addition, two modules are selected from the 10 Credit options listed below:
Adverse drug reactions and interactions
Managing drug treatment
Evidence-based medicine
Health promotion
Infection and antimicrobial stewardship
Medicines governance
Prescribing audit and analysis

Assessment method

Assessments include coursework assignments, online tests and a written examination.

Application date

How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

Enrolment and start dates

Entry year: 2019

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