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Postgraduate Diploma for Overseas Pharmacists (OSPAP) PgDip/MSc

Aston University, Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Aston University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Course summary

Study the key principles relevant to pharmacy practice in the UK with our General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) accredited OSPAP course here at Aston University. The course has been designed for those who obtained their pharmacy degree outside the UK but wish for it to be recognised here.

Professional accreditation

The Diploma for Overseas Pharmacists has been accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), fulfilling their requirements as an OSPAP.

Learning, teaching, assessment and staff

Taught in our modern Birmingham city centre campus, attendance is expected Monday to Thursday (with the occasional Friday). Satisfactory attendace and performance in the assessments are required for successful completion of the OSPAP.

Various study methods are used throughout the course including:

  • Lectures
  • Group tutorials
  • Practicals
  • Web-based learning
  • Clinical teaching sessions.

Assessment methods include:

  • Examination
  • Web based clinical assignments
  • Clinical case studies
  • Clinical case presentation
  • Portfolio development
  • Practical dispensing examination
  • MSc only - Research project (critical appraisal, dissertation and poster presentation).

Your future career prospects

Once successfully completed, you will be eligible to undertake your pre-registration placement, before applying to register as a Pharmacist with The General Pharmaceutical Council.

Tuition fees

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University information

Aston University, Birmingham

  • University League Table

    43rd

  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 46 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    119 52%

    35th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    21st

    10

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