General Pharmacy Practice (MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip)

University of Greenwich the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study

Course starts
March, October

International course fees
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All study options

About General Pharmacy Practice at University of Greenwich

The PG Certificate/Diploma programme aims to providegeneral-level pharmacists, registered with the GPhC and working within the NHS,with the core skills and competencies required to provide holisticpharmaceutical care in the practice setting.

The programme aligns with a nationally agreed pharmacypractitioner development strategy and is the result of a unique collaborationof higher education institutions across London and the south and east ofEngland.

The programme develops the practitioner student's underpinningknowledge and skills in clinical pharmacy practice and medicines management.

The programme works on a philosophy of student-centred workplacelearning, supported by workbooks and learning sets facilitated by experiencedpharmacy practitioners. The practitioner students are expected to takeresponsibility for managing their learning and achieving the course objectivesin support of their CPD.

Completing the practice elements of the PG Certificate/Diploma programmeleads to an academic award and the award of a Statement of Completion ofGeneral Pharmacist Training from an accredited training centre.In the MSc programme, you will complete aresearch project, supported by academics with expertise in practice research.You will gain expertise in research techniques, you will be supported to writea protocol and complete either an NHS or University Ethics application and tocollect and analyse your data.

The aims of the PG Certificate and PG Diploma are to enable you to:

  • Apply appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to carry out effectively the role of the general pharmacist practitioner within your pharmacy practice base and wider healthcare teams
  • Carry out effective consultations with patients respecting their diverse needs and with regard to confidentiality and consent
  • Identify, prioritise and resolve complex pharmaceutical care issues
  • Apply knowledge of pathophysiology, pharmacology and  the clinical use of drugs and therapeutic guidelines to the treatment of common disease states
  • Access, gather, interpret, critically evaluate and summarise medicines information
  • Monitor the quality of services provided, identify, prioritise and resolve significant medicines management issues and monitor and evaluate outcomes
  • Establish population health needs and apply specialist pharmaceutical knowledge to public health issues.

The aims of the MSc are to:

  • Investigate a topic in depth
  • Evaluate current practice or a new service
  • Publish research and advance knowledge in pharmacy practice
  • Develop skills you require for the RPS Advanced Pharmacy Framework
  • Inspire you and others in your workplace to carry out much needed practice research
  • Support your future career and to help youexplore new career paths.


Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMSc, PG Cert, PG DipHow you will studyDistanceHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsMarch, OctoberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

  • Teacher training fees and support
  • Postgraduate finance pages
  • International students' finance pages

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University of Greenwich to find course entry requirements.

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