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Our post-graduate Pharmacy Practice programmes are part-time, flexible and competency-based. We have designed them specifically to cater for the needs of qualified community pharmacists. If you are keen to make your consultations more clinically effective, and if you are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of your local population, this programme will be ideal for you.
Application status Open
Duration Independent Prescribing PG Cert: PT, minimum six months, starts Sept or Jan; Pharmacy Practice PG Cert: PT, 6 to 12 months, starts Sept or Jan; Pharmacy Practice PG Dip: PT, 24 months, starts Sept or Jan; Pharmacy Practice (Prescribing) PG Dip: PT, 24 months, starts Sept or Jan; Pharmacy Practice MSc: PT, 36 months, starts Sept or Jan; Pharmacy Practice (Prescribing) MSc: PT, 36 months, starts Sept or Jan.
Study mode Part-time
Credit value MSc: UK 180/ECTS 90; PG Dip: UK 120/ECTS 60; PG Cert: UK 60/ECTS 30.
Course intake Up to 25.
Course leaders Ms Nicola Husain, Sian Gaze
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Course contact for further information Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
Course contact form Postgraduate admissions enquiry form
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
Department Department of Pharmacy & Forensic Science
Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
MPharm or equivalent.
First degree taught and examined in English or IELTS Level 7.
Current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council or the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland.
Practising pharmacist in a patient-facing role within community or primary care.
NB additional entry requirements apply to the Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing – see website for further detailhttp://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/study/departments/pharmacy-forensic/CPD/prescribing.aspx
Your application will be assessed by two academics. You are welcome to call the Department of Pharmacy to arrange a visit. We aim to process complete applications in four weeks.
Individuals who are interested in applying for modules on a stand-alone basis should contact Natasha Evans, Postgraduate Programme Officer, for further information: email: email@example.com tel: +44 (0)20 7848 4158.
Please describe your current area of practice, your experience to date and reasons for pursuing postgraduate academic study, including whether your current employment is full or part-time.
You will also need to provide a copy of your final degree certificate/s and evidence of being registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council or Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland.
If you are applying for the Independent Prescribing programme you will need to provide an additional form, which can be downloaded from the following web-site.
You may also provide any other relevant information which supports your application.
The deadline for applications for September 2017 entry is 31st March 2017. After this date, programmes will remain open if places are available, and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 30th July 2017 or from UK/ EU nationals after 3rd September 2017.
Pharmacists play an important and expanding role in optimising the use of medicines and in supporting public health. This programme will enhance your practice by enabling you to apply clinical knowledge in the pharmacy setting and to deliver more effective consultation leading to higher levels of patient adherence.
This specialist graduate programme consists of short modules that you can take on their own or together to gain a post-graduate qualification such as a Certificate, Diploma or MSc. The course is flexible, so you can tailor it to meet your specific professional interests or service needs. If you are a practicing pharmacist, you can combine study with work. We also offer you the opportunity to undertake the GPhC-accredited Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing as part of the programme.
It is recognised that pharmacists have an important and expanding role in optimising the use of medicines and in supporting public health. Course participants will enhance their practice by learning to apply clinical knowledge in the pharmacy setting and support adherence through effective consultation.
We use a variety of teaching methods including tutorials, workshops, presentations and case studies. The small class size allows for interactive learning and group discussion, and some of your materials will be on our online service.
Each 15-credit module comprises 15 hours (five half-day sessions) of small group activity and tutorials, for which you should spend 15 hours preparing. You will have five hours of support and preparation for assessments, and 75 hours of applying your learning to a clinical setting. We will also expect you to undertake 40 hours of self-study.
We employ a variety of assessment methods, and some of the examples include:
MSc (Prescribing) and PG Dip (Prescribing)
If you are planning to do either of the above programmes, you will find additional details regarding the dates and times for the Independent Prescribing module on the following link.
Please note that you cannot undertake the Independent Prescribing module while you are undertaking any of the other Pharmacy Practice modules.
MSc and MSc (Prescribing) students choose enough credits to bring your total to the year to 180.
PG Dip and PGDip (Prescribing) students choose enough credits to bring your total to the year to 120.
PG Cert students choose 60 credits.
The modules may be from the list below.
We regularly review our modules to make sure our programmes are as up-to-date, innovative and relevant as possible. The modules we offer may therefore change. We suggest that you check the course finder for updates:
On completion of this programme pharmacists will be equipped to deliver pharmacy services in the community to a high standard, in line with the demands of the changing NHS. Students may also be able to move into the provision of pharmaceutical and prescribing advice in primary care.
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£2,400 p.a (2017/18)* - Independent Prescribing (Practice Certificate)
£3,150 p.a. (2017/18)*
£7,600 p.a. (2017/18)*
*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.
Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.
When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.
The UK/EU deposit is £500.
The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.
Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.
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