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Pharmacy Practice with Prescribing, PG Dip

University of Leeds, the United Kingdom

University of Leeds

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About Pharmacy Practice with Prescribing, PG Dip - at University of Leeds

Thank you for your interest in this this course.

As at February 2017 our understanding is that the criteria for eligibility for funded places for new starters for 201718 will be:

• All NHS employees are eligible as long as they have signed approval from their line manager.

• Practitioners working in GP practices employed by the practice and not by the NHS, for example practice nurses, are eligible.

• Pharmacists employed outside of a hospital setting who are either self-employed or are employed by a private company are only eligible when they are working as part of a GP practice.

• Practitioners working in the private sector (such as at the Spire, Nuffield etc) providing services for the NHS and are taking pre-reg students on placement are only eligible for accessing mentor/SLiP programmes.

• Practitioners working for a hospice providing services for the NHS and taking pre-reg students on placement are only eligible for accessing mentor/SLiP programmes

For the School of Healthcare 2018/19 Admissions policy click here

Programme Overview

The Pharmacy Practice PGDip helps registered pharmacists working in community, primary or secondary care practice develop the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of developments in pharmacy practice.

This programme will equip you to provide pharmaceutical care to patients, manage your personal and professional development and introduce new services to the workplace.

You'll gain an in-depth understanding of techniques for evaluating and managing the risk associated with prescribing, supplying and administering medicines to ensure patient safety.

You will also complete the prescribing module which will help you to advance your practice by developing your clinical and prescribing skills. The resulting qualification will allow you to apply to be annotated as an independent and supplementary prescriber with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Our focus on work-based learning and assessment links your study directly to your practice, whilst flexible modules allow you to develop skills in the areas of practice best for you.

More information

The School of Healthcare is part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health. It aims to be a centre of excellence in the provision of high quality education and research and to develop knowledge that both informs and improves practice.

You can also study this subject at Master of Science level.

Accreditation

The General Pharmaceutical Council accreditation reports for the prescribing module can be viewed at https://www.pharmacyregulation.org/education/pharmacist-independent-prescriber/accredited-courses. Please note that successful completion of an accredited course is not a guarantee of annotation or of future employment as a pharmacist independent prescriber.

  • Course content

    This programme allows you to develop as a flexible practitioner, according to specific interests and workplace opportunities. You'll also have the support needed to meet GPhC requirements for recording CPD.

    You'll be studying in a research-based learning environment. Our high-quality research informs national and international policy and practice to ensure the safe and effective use of medicines. In particular, our work on medicines information for patients and our research into reducing medication errors and improving safety in care homes have had a significant impact on policy and practice.

    The Programme Leader is Dan Greer.

    Course structure

    These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

    Year 1

    Compulsory modules

    • Personal and Professional Development in Healthcare 30 credits
    • Pharmaceutical Care: Core Conditions 30 credits

    Year 2

    Compulsory modules

    • Service Development within Healthcare 15 credits
    • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Pharmacists 45 credits
    • Pharmaceutical Care: Specialist Conditions 15 credits

    For more information on typical modules, read Pharmacy Practice with Prescribing PGDip in the course catalogue

    Learning and teaching

    You'll learn through study days, e-learning and work-based learning. Our teaching methods support flexible, work-based learning and develop skills for lifelong learning. Teachers and facilitators draw on a range of expertise in education, clinical practice and research. Many of the optional modules are multi-disciplinary.

    You'll have access to modern School of Healthcare facilities.

    Assessment

    Assessments are mainly written, work-based assignments and are designed to support day-to-day practice.

  • Applying, fees and funding

    Entry requirements

    - Normally achieved a recognised HEI Honours degree in Pharmacy or equivalent with at least a 2:1 classification- A pharmacist with current registration with the GPhC or Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (GPhC)- Access to appropriate pharmacy practice to allow the undertaking of work-based assignments- Appointment of an agreed work-based tutor and support from a work-based manager- Applicants whose first language is not English must have achieved a score of at least 7 in the IELTS
    Opportunities for accreditation of prior certificate learning (APCL) and/or accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) is provided by the School's Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme

    We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. Contact the School of Healthcare admissions team.

    English language requirements

    IELTS 7.0 overall. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

    International students who do not meet the English language requirements for the programme may be able to study an English for Academic Purposes pre-sessional course with a progression route to the degree programme. For information and entry requirements, read Pre-sessional programmes.

     

    How to apply

    Application deadlines

    31 October for January entry.

    • Apply

    This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
     
    If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.

    Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.

    Admissions policy

    School of Healthcare Taught Postgraduate Admissions Policy

    Fees

    UK/EU: £7,000 (total)

    International: Not relevant

    For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.

    As at September 2017 our understanding is that the criteria for eligibility for funded places for new starters for 201819 will be:

    • All NHS employees working in the Yorkshire & Humber region are eligible as long as they have signed approval from their line manager.

    • Practitioners working in GP practices in the Yorkshire & Humber region, employed by the practice and not by the NHS, for example practice nurses, are eligible.

    • Pharmacists employed outside of a hospital setting who are either self-employed or are employed by a private company are only eligible when they are working as part of a GP practice.

    • Practitioners working in the private sector (such as at the Spire, Nuffield etc) in the Yorkshire & Humber region providing services for the NHS and are taking pre-reg students on placement are only eligible for accessing mentor/SLiP programmes.

    • Practitioners working for a hospice Yorkshire & Humber region providing services for the NHS and taking pre-reg students on placement are only eligible for accessing mentor/SLiP programmes

    If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will do our best to help. Please email admissions@healthcare.leeds.ac.uk

    Additional cost information

    There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs

  • Career opportunities

    On completion of the course students are normally are in a position to progress to more senior or specialist pharmacy posts (typically Agenda for Change band 7 or 8) in either primary or secondary care.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in pharmacy + registration + practice access.

Language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall

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