Clinical Pharmacy for Secondary and Tertiary Care at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS

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Course summary

Develop your clinical practice further by completing this programme that combines workplace-based learning with academic studies and is aligned with Health Education England’s Newly Qualified Pharmacist Pathway and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Post-registration Foundation Curriculum. This programme caters for pharmacists employed in secondary or tertiary care settings and allows you to develop your practice as a clinical pharmacist. Whilst it is primarily tailored to pharmacists in the early stages of their career, it is not exclusive to these individuals. Highlights of this programme include:

  • Use of blended learning, which combines workplace-based learning, university-based workshops and self-directed online learning. This approach allows integration of theory and practice and a degree of flexibility since students can align studying the online learning materials with practice-based activities and current rotations
  • Interactive and stimulating workshops designed and delivered by experienced and specialist practising pharmacists
  • Use of workplace-based learning and regular formative feedback to build on the knowledge, skills, behaviours and experiences gained during your undergraduate and pre-registration years
  • The option of completing an Independent Prescribing Pathway (accredited by the GPhC) during the second year of the programme
  • Benefit from over 30 years’ experience in providing clinical pharmacy training
  • Provision of training to Workplace Education Supervisors
This programme will enhance your knowledge of therapeutics, powers of communication, critical thinking and problems solving skills. By promoting an understanding of the inter-disciplinary nature of healthcare, your appreciation of the problems encountered by other healthcare professionals will grow. The programme encourages a rigorous scientific approach to clinical pharmaceutical problems and the need to develop logical arguments, to enable you to optimise medicines for patients with complex problems and multiple co-morbidities. You will be able to promote and assess clinical pharmacy services and make evidence-based recommendations to benefit both your patients and place of work. The School of Pharmacy and Biomoleclar Sciences has established the Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics Research Group.

Assessment method

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. The programme utilises a range of assessment methods including: written reports, reflective essays, portfolios, case presentations, written examinations and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). All assessments are moderated internally and externally, with merits and distinctions being awarded for very good and exceptional overall performance respectively. You will accumulate credits as you complete each module. The MSc research project requires the submission of a project report.


Entry requirements

-an honours degree in pharmacy or equivalent -you may be interviewed -recognition of prior learning may be accepted for direct entry onto the 2nd year of the PgDip if you have already completed a pharmacy-related PgCert at another UK university. International requirements: -IELTS requirements 6.5 (Minimum of 5.5 in each component) Extra Requirements: -Students that have obtained an appropriate Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy from LJMU or another institution may be considered for direct entry to the 60-credit research project module to top up their award to a full MSc. Students applying for this route do not need to be employed in a role in England, but must be in a position that would allow them to complete a relevant research project. Individuals interested in this route should contact the course leader by emailing: [email protected] to discuss their circumstances prior to submitting an application. -to be a UK registered (GPhC) pharmacist working in a Secondary Care role, with an opportunity to contribute to the clinical care of patients -a term of employment sufficient to allow completion of the registered course (1 year for PgCert and 2 years for Diploma). This does not apply to those applying to 'top-up' a Clinical Pharmacy PgDip to the MSc -RPL: Recognition of prior learning may be accepted for direct entry onto the 2nd year of the PgDip if you have already completed a pharmacy-related PgCert at another UK university.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £3300 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3300 Year 1
Scotland £3300 Year 1
Wales £3300 Year 1
International £9125 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Clinical Pharmacy for Secondary and Tertiary Care at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS