Learning and assessment
The structure of the modules allows for the integration of theory and learning with clinical practice.
You will have an introductory tutorial on course content, the RPS Foundation Pharmacist Framework (FPF) and how the course content maps to it. This will guide you through mapping yourself against this framework and identifying your personal development plan.
Directed tasks both before and after attending the study days will help you to consolidate your learning and understand its application in the practice setting.
Work based assessments will include pharmaceutical care plans, reflective journals and case based discussions. You will also undertake written assignments and OSCEs in some modules.
The topic for the final year Quality and Service Improvement project will be agreed between you, your GP Practice and the module tutor allowing the outcomes of your project to direct and evaluate service improvement within your own workplace.
The School of Pharmacy employs experienced pharmacists working in primary care and has close links with primary care practice to guide you in career choices.
You will have an academic tutor assigned to support you throughout the programme.
You will map yourself against the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Foundation Pharmacy Framework, which will prepare you for application to the RPS Faculty.
The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) including Blackboard and PebblePad (for e-Portfolios) will support students learning at a distance.
Use of Library facilities is available online or on campus. Students are also able to access a range of study days organised for secondary care pharmacists as CPD days.
The School of Pharmacy has an excellent national and international reputation in practice research.
The most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) exercise rated 92% of our Pharmacy research as of international quality/world-leading.
Staff teaching on the programme are active members of the School’s Medicines Optimisation Research Group.