Learning and assessment
Monthly study days, with pre-reading and preparation tasks for each one, to enable you to get the most learning out of the workshops.
In the first year, these have a focus on ensuring you are able to manage patients you are presented with on-call or on general wards.
In the second year, the topics of these days become more specialised, for example, renal, cancer care, mental health.
Teaching is delivered by practising hospital pharmacists.
- Year One
11 study days (including the exam day)
- Year Two
10 study days (including the exam day), plus those for optional modules
Assessment is by written assignments, e-portfolio (including ward based assessments) and multiple choice and OSCE exams.
The curriculum aims to:
- Map to postgraduate benchmarks within the pharmacy profession
- Be evidence-based and developed using sound educational theory
- Be case-based and patient-centred, enabling integration of knowledge into practice
- Include work-based learning with continual formative feedback
It includes aspects of adult learning theory, including:
- Making use of participants’ experience
- Encouraging learners to move to increasingly advanced stages of personal development
- Allowing as much choice as possible in the organisation of learning programmes
Study days in Foundations In Clinical Practice module include: Individualising drug therapy; coagulation and blood disorders; introduction to surgery; infectious disease; respiratory; cardiology; introduction to mental health
Study days in Applied Therapeutics module include: Surgery and intensive care; gastroenterology and the liver; renal disease; cancer care; paediatrics and neonates; diabetes; neurology; mental health; HIV and rheumatology.
You will have an academic tutor assigned to support you throughout the programme.
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.
We have a vibrant Medicines Optimisation Research group to support Master's projects.