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).
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.
•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:
The programme is delivered by the School's Distance Learning Centre and is completed by distance learning.
Students complete compulsory core modules that include medicines optimisation, interpersonal skills, research methods and data analysis, 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 can complete their studies by distance/online learning without having to attend on-campus. Alternatively, students in Great Britain may undertake Independent Prescriber training as an option in their second year, which includes a one-week residential in Belfast. International students may select a final year option that includes clinical pharmacy experience in local NHS hospitals in Northern Ireland.