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General Pharmacy Practice - MSc

Medway School of Pharmacy

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Medway School of Pharmacy

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This programme has been designed in close collaboration with NHS partners to support the development of foundation stage pharmacists. Build your knowledge and skills in clinical pharmacy practice and medicines management. Gain the core skills required to provide holistic pharmaceutical care in the practice setting.

Master's degree (MSc): If you have successfully completed the postgraduate diploma in General Pharmacy Practice you can elect to continue to the MSc. You will complete a research project within your Trust, supported by one or two academics with expertise in practice research. You will gain expertise in research techniques relevant to your project, you will be supported to write a protocol and complete either an NHS or University Ethics application (whichever is appropriate) and to collect and analyse your data. Start dates are in September, January and April.

The MSc aims 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 perhaps to help you explore new career paths.

You will need to have the support of your Trust to carry out your project. Ideally this will include at minimum some protected time to collect data. If you are not sure of what topic you would like to research, we can help you find a suitable project relevant to your working environment.

We identify a lead academic to support you. You can expect to take six months to a year to complete your research – if NHS ethics approval is required this can be a lengthy process. You will be required to write a thesis and prepare and defend a poster suitable for submission to a conference. You will also have to write two short reflective essays about your experience of research.

Careers

This programme provides progression for pharmacists towards advanced practitioner status.

Completion of the practice elements of the course leads to the award of the Certificate of Completion of General Pharmacist Training from an accredited training centre.

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University information

Medway School of Pharmacy

  • Campus address

    Medway School of Pharmacy, Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Chatham, Medway, ME4 4TB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 46 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    128 56%

    29th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    96 96%

    16th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    35th

    3

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