Medway School of Pharmacy

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

For students who do not meet the entry criteria for the MPharm programme, but do have significant science study and relevant experience, the MPharm With Foundation Year aims to provide the students with the essential core knowledge components required for further progression onto the MPharm programme. Progression is subject to students attaining the satisfactory assessment results at the conclusion of the foundation year. The programme aims to provide pharmacy education with a focus on producing future pharmacists who will: promote safe and effective use of medicines ensuing patient and public safety at all times; contribute to the advancement of knowledge through participation in research, meet the requirements of the GPhC. Medway School of Pharmacy has achieved full accreditation from the General Pharmaceutical Council and is recognised as an established school of pharmacy. B231 Course Structure Year 0: Only for MPharm with Foundation Year • Essentials in Chemistry (15 credits) • Essentials in Biology (15 credits) • Academic Study Skills for University (15 credits) • Numeracy for pharmacy and biomedical sciences (15 credits) • Introduction to Pharmacy Skills (30 credits) • Introduction to Laboratory Practice (15 credits) • Introduction to Pharmacology (15 credits) Year 1: Introductory Principles • Medicinal Products: Chemistry and Pharmaceutics for Pharmacy (30 credits) • Molecules, Cells and Body Systems: Cell Biology and Biochemistry (30 credits) • Molecules, Cells and Body Systems: Physiology and Pharmacology (30 credits) • Introduction to Pharmacy: Professional Skills, Law and Ethics (30 credits) Year 2: Medicines and Disease • Heart, Renal, Endocrine and Nutrition (40 credits) • Cancer, Infection, Joints, Lungs, Skin (40 credits) • Brain, Psychiatry and Eyes (40 credits) Year 3: Integrated Therapeutics • Heart, Renal, Endocrine and Nutrition (40 credits) • Cancer, Infection, Joints, Lungs, Skin (40 credits) • Brain, Psychiatry and Eyes (40 credits) Year 4: Research and Application • Sustained Research Project (40 credits) • Preparing for Practice (60 credits) • Advanced Science Elective (20 credits) One option from a range including: Advanced Neuroscience; Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology; Advanced Therapeutic Agents; Advanced Drug Delivery Technologies

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Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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