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Clinical Pharmacy, MSc

Cardiff University, the United Kingdom

Cardiff University

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About Clinical Pharmacy, MSc - at Cardiff University

This programme is available for those who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy.

This MSc course offers you the opportunity to gain a Masters level qualification to develop you in your role as a clinical pharmacist.

The MSc in Clinical Pharmacy is a 180 credit level 7 qualification that has been designed to support your development as a pharmacist in your early career or if you are planning to change healthcare sector.  Having completed the Postgraduate Clinical Pharmacy Diploma, by undertaking this masters programme, you will achieve a higher degree whilst you gain the knowledge, skills and professional values and behaviours a pharmacist needs to contribute effectively to the provision of healthcare.

Through completing this programme, you will learn how to address the complex health related challenges faced by patients and the population as a whole. You’ll develop a comprehensive understanding and critical awareness of your role as a pharmacist and that of the pharmacy profession in a changing healthcare environment. This will include an understanding of the structure, organisation and funding of the health service, how resources are managed and how services are deemed to be clinically and cost effective.

This programme will also support you to become a confident independent learner and critical thinker and will embed the principles of quality improvement and using research to develop an evidence base. You’ll be supported to enhance your consultation and communication skills and to make decisions in complex clinical situations that may be acute or chronic. This will include an understanding of risk and how it can be managed or mitigated through appropriate quality management and clinical governance frameworks. You will embed the principles of shared decision making and multidisciplinary team-working in your practice.

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Notes about fees for this course

For tuition fees, please visit our website:
MSc 3 year
PgDip 2 year
PgDip 3 year 

Entry requirements

The programme has two possible exit qualifications. For specific entry requirements, please visit our website:
MSc 3 year
PgDip 2 year
PgDip 3 year 

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