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General Pharmacy Practice PGCert

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Medway Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    JAN-21

  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

This programme provides general-level hospital pharmacists registered with the GPhC and working with the core skills required to provide holistic pharmaceutical care in the practice setting. The programme aligns with a nationally agreed pharmacy practitioner development strategy and is the result of a unique collaboration of higher education institutions across London and the south and east of England. The programme develops your knowledge and skills in clinical pharmacy practice and medicines management. It works on a philosophy of student-centred workplace learning, supported by workbooks and contact days facilitated by experienced pharmacy practitioners. You are expected to take responsibility for managing your learning and achieving the programme objectives. The ethos and culture of the programme is to enhance and develop self-reliance and an adult approach to learning in support of continuing professional development.

The PCert aim 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; enable you to carry out effective consultations with patients respecting their diverse needs and with regard to confidentiality and consent; enable you to identify, prioritise and resolve complex pharmaceutical care issues; enable you to apply knowledge of pathophysiology, pharmacology and the clinical use of drugs and therapeutic guidelines to the treatment of common disease states; enable you to access, gather, interpret, critically evaluate and summarise medicines information; enable you to monitor the quality of services provided, identify, prioritise and resolve significant medicines management issues and monitor and evaluate outcomes; enable you to establish population health needs and apply specialist pharmaceutical knowledge to public health issues.

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University of Kent

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  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

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