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Primary Care Pharmacy Practice module

Advanced Therapeutics in Primary Care Practice

Stand-alone study days from the Advanced Therapeutics in Primary Care Practice module PHA7053-C for semester 1, 2019-2020.

This module is aimed at:

  • Pharmacists who have been working in general practice for at least 12 months, who wish to further develop their skills to maximise roles in primary care
  • Pharmacists who want to confidently apply advanced therapeutic knowledge to support patients in primary care with complex needs
  • Pharmacists who want to further develop and implement safe systems and processes for monitoring patients and their medicines in primary care 

Location: University of Bradford School of Pharmacy.

Attendance options: Students can attend individual stand-alone study days or the full four days from the module. Both options offer a certificate of attendance.

Cost: £100 per day, or £320 for all four days

The course has been designed by and will be taught by experienced primary care pharmacists and members of the multidisciplinary team.

Autumn 2019 schedule:

 DateTopic
Day 1 Thursday 3 October Multi-agency Working with Clinical Focus on the Patient at the Centre, Frailty, the Multi-disciplinary Team and Palliative Care
Day 2 Thursday 17 October Managing Patients with Multiple Morbidities with a Clinical Focus on Managing Uncertainty in Patient Care and De-prescribing
Day 3 Thursday 7 November Managing the Consultation with a Clinical Focus on Mental Health and Dementia
Day 4 Thursday 28 November Advanced Therapeutics for Long-term Conditions

 

Book your place

Reserve your place on one or all of the study days

Content of study days

The schedules and learning outcomes for each of the stand-alone study days are as follows:

Day 1: Thursday 3 October

Multi-agency Working with Clinical Focus on the Patient at the Centre, Frailty, The Multi-disciplinary Team and Palliative Care (COPD)

By the end of the day, delegates will:

  • understand different modules of healthcare provision and how to ensure communications across them are seamless for patient groups
  • understand the experiences of an expert patient regarding the process of supply of high cost/shared care medicines
  • be able to ensure better-focused patient-centred care
  • be able to communicate complex and sensitive information in an understandable form to a variety of audiences

Day 2: Thursday 17 October

Managing Patients with Multiple Morbidities with a Clinical Focus on Managing Uncertainty in Patient Care, De-prescribing

By the end of the day, delegates will be able to:

  • understand how GPs manage uncertainty compared to pharmacists, and reflect on how you can develop these strategies
  • know how to involve the patient in decisions where there is uncertainty in care
  • recognise appropriate and inappropriate polypharmacy, building a plan for de-prescribing whilst working with the patient and carer to achieve their priorities

Day 3: Thursday 7 November

Managing the Consultation with a Clinical Focus on Mental Health and Dementia 

By the end of the day, delegates will be able to:

  • engage confidently and empathetically with all patients, understanding their priorities whilst challenging treatment beliefs to ensure the best care for them
  • develop in-depth knowledge of a variety of conditions and the challenges they may bring with respect to treatment and monitoring
  • use consultation and communication skills to best effect in difficult or challenging situations to ensure medicines optimisation and adherence

Day 4: Thursday 28 November

Advanced Therapeutics for Long-term Conditions

By the end of the day, delegates will be able to:

  • confidently apply advanced therapeutic knowledge to support patients with a focus on respiratory disease, type 2 diabetes and those prescribed anticoagulants, including DOACs
  • confidently manage complex patients with co-morbidities and ensure appropriate safety netting and follow up

Further information:

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