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    Medway School of Pharmacy Postgraduate Programmes Virtual Learning Environment

    We prescribe excellence in postgraduate education

    • Qualifications and short courses to progress your career
    • Support for CPD
    • Flexible learning to suit your requirements
    • Programmes developed with employers to meet identified training needs

    What do we deliver?

    • Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacotherapy and Service Development
    • MSc Medicines Management
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Independent / Supplementary Prescribing
    • Postgraduate Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice (Hospital)
    • Short courses to support CPD and extended roles
  • Topic 1

    Which programme is right for me?

    Do you want to do some CPD which will help you care for your patients better?

    We offer...Therapeutics and Medicines Management Distance Learning Modules and Short Course Programmes

    Do you want to to achieve a university award, for example a Certificate, Diploma or MSc? 

    We offer... Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacotherapy and Service Development

    We offer... MSc Medicines Management

    Do you want to qualify as a non-medical prescriber?

    We offer... Postgraduate Certificate in Independent / Supplementary Prescribing

    Are you a newly qualified hospital pharmacist wanting to build your skills?

    We offer ... Postgraduate Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice (Hospital Pharmacy)

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      Therapeutics and Medicines Management Distance Learning Modules and Short Course Programmes

      Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacotherapy and Service Development

      MSc Medicines Management

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      Therapeutics and Medicines Management Modules

      These modules are available either online through our partnership with Chemist and Druggist or through our Virtual Learning Environment

      • Therapeutics and Medicines Management Distance Learning Modules and Short Course Programmes
      • Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacotherapy and Service Development
      • MSc Medicines Management 

      Assessment is through the completion of case studies and assignments which are mainly workbased. The amount of assessment is linked to the number of academic credits associated with a module, so a 10-credit module will naturally involve more work than a 5-credit module. Generally, 5-credit modules are assessed via completion and submission of case studies. Additional written work is required for 10-credit modules.

      Click on the link below for an example of a distance learning module:

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      Postgraduate Certificate in Independent / Supplementary Prescribing

      This programme, approved by the appropriate professional/regulatory bodies, provides a distance learning option for qualification as a non-medical prescriber.

      Please Note: Students on this programme will also need support from a sponsoring organisation, confirming service need and access to a prescribing budget to meet the costs of prescriptions on completion of training, and a named designated medical practitioner who will supervise and provide support during clinical placement.

      We offer this programme at two levels;

      • if you have a degree you can study our Master's programme as a standalone Postgraduate Certificate in Independent/Supplementary Prescribing, or as one pathway into the Medicines Management programme, by studying prescribing in either the first or second year of the Postgraduate Diploma in Medicines Management.
      • if you don't have a degree you can study our level 3 programme.

      On successful completion, the School will notify the appropriate professional/regulatory body that you have qualified as an independent/ supplementary prescriber.

      The programme consists of four 15 credit modules

      • Non-medical Prescribing in Context (PHAM1030)
      • Safe and Effective Prescribing (PHAM1032)
      • Consultation and Decision Making (PHAM1033)
      • Putting Prescribing into Practice (PHAM1034)

      Eight contact days cover communication and diagnostic skills. Other topics on the syllabus include the legal, policy, professional and ethical aspects of prescribing, plus pharmacology and patient assessment and monitoring.

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        Postgraduate Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice

        The DipGPP is a work based programme for Band 6 pharmacists linked to the General Level Pharmacy Framework (GLF).

        In the first 18 months students study two 30 credit modules which support a common curriculum for patient services, technical pharmacy, medicines information and clinical services.

        • Practitioner Development (PHAM1051)
        • Establishing your Professional and Clinical Practice (PHAM1052)

        This is followed by the diploma where students undertake Defined Areas of Practice (DAPs) which comprise one 60 credit module

        • Medicines Management in Practice (PHAM1053)

        Students produce a work-based portfolio which will demonstrate their progress in learning. Summative assessments include OSCEs, MCQs and written tasks.

        Within the South East Coast the academic programme is delivered jointly by Medway School of Pharmacy and the University of Brighton. As well as work-place learning students attend Learning Sets which are are held in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Each Learning Set is supported by a workbook that students complete prior to attending the Learning Set. Opportunities exist to deliver this core foundation programme elsewhere in the UK, supported by the HEIs.

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        TO FIND OUT MORE

        Please contact a member of the Medway School of Pharmacy Postgraduate Team: