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Veterinary Pharmacy MSc / PgC / PgD /UDip

Harper Adams University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Harper Adams University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

The course

The Veterinary Pharmacy courses at Harper Adams University are run in conjunction with the Veterinary Pharmacy Education Programme (VPEP), incorporate the AMTRA Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) qualification, and Harper Adams is an Accredited Training Provider for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). The Veterinary Pharmacy qualifications are intended for pharmacists and animal science graduates involved, or wishing to develop an involvement, in the animal health industry and in the supply and use of animal medicinal products.

Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

The full postgraduate programme would typically be delivered on a part-time basis in a blended learning format and studied over two academic years. Students studying all taught modules enables the completion of a Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) and those continuing to MSc complete the Masters Dissertation. The Master Dissertation is typically completed within an individually negotiated timescale over a one to two-year period.

How will it benefit me?

Successful candidates will gain accreditation from a leading academic provider in the sector but also an academic award which has the potential to add gravitas and improve the perceived status of those who undertake it, while providing them the opportunity to further develop their higher level discipline specific skills. Completion of this award will be representative of an individual’s commitment and on-going industrial and professional Continuous Professional Development (CPD) as required by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Why should a pharmacist choose this course?

Legally, pharmacists are able to dispense veterinary prescriptions and sell veterinary products by virtue of their registration with the GPhC. In practice many pharmacists are unaware of the regulations associated with the practice of veterinary pharmacy and this course provides all of the information needed to confidently exploit the opportunities offered by the area of practice. It will also show how to set up a section in the pharmacy and enables the development of a business plan. The public health dimension is also important to community pharmacists.

Careers

Individuals who have undertaken this specialist training have then been employed within the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory affairs, government departments and agencies such as the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) and the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products (EMEA), and academia, as well as in worldwide specialist veterinary pharmacy practices.

Particularly applicable for the non-pharmacist candidates, is the fact that the award has been designed to map across and include all the required elements in order for successful candidates to gain any one of the seven AMTRA SQP qualifications and professional recognition from a further organisation in the animal healthcare sector.

SQPs and Veterinary Pharmacists have career opportunities within veterinary practices, veterinary pharmaceutical organisations, SQP retail, equine/pet healthcare retail, research and knowledge transfer.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,900overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Harper Adams University

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    Harper Adams University, Newport, Telford And Wrekin, TF10 8NB, England

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