Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice PG Dip

Do you want to advance your pharmacy career while continuing in employment? This postgraduate distance learning programme allows you fit your studies around your work and family commitments. Our Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice programme was developed following extensive consultation with pharmacists and their employers both within and beyond the United Kingdom. It provides a flexible study pathway that is designed to develop the therapeutic knowledge and clinical skills of pharmacists to an advanced level. The modules are designed to help pharmacists to acquire and demonstrate the advanced-level competencies defined in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Advanced Pharmacy Framework.?? The programme is an amalgamation of our previous clinical pharmacy and community pharmacy programmes and is open to pharmacists in all employment sectors.?? The PG Diploma can be completed entirely off-campus by distance-learning and is therefore open to pharmacists both within and outside the United Kingdom. Alternatively, students in Great Britain may select the Independent Prescribing option in year 2, which includes a compulsory 5-day clinical skills residential at Queen's. The distance-learning format allows you to organise your studies around your work and family commitments. Also, employers support distance-learning as staff do not require regular leave to attend on-campus.

PG Dip Award
September Start
Part-time Study Mode
2 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

This course is designed to meet the postgraduate education needs of pharmacists working in patient-facing roles, although applications are welcome from pharmacists working in any employment sector.

The programme is open to local, national and international applicants.

The University requires evidence that international applicants are competent in the use of English language.

Applicants must have a pharmacy degree (minimum Bachelor degree) from a university recognised by Queen's University Belfast and be registered as a pharmacist with an appropriate regulatory organisation.

Students in Great Britain who wish to enrol on the Independent Prescribing option in Year 2 must:

- be registered as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) or the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

- be in good standing with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and/or the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and any other healthcare regulator with which they are registered.

- have at least two years' appropriate patient-orientated experience in a relevant UK practice setting post registration.

- have an identified area of clinical or therapeutic practice in which to develop independent prescribing practice. They must also have relevant clinical or therapeutic experience in that area*.

- have a medically qualified designated prescribing practitioner (DPP) who has agreed to supervise their learning in practice*.

* Further guidance on the type of experience and DPP requirements will be provided when applying for this programme.

Further information is available in the 'PIP Information for pharmacists' at the link below.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible and ideally no later than 31st July 2022 for courses which commence in late September. In the event that any programme receives a high number of applications, the University reserves the right to close the application portal. Notifications to this effect will appear on the Direct Application Portal against the programme application page.,894791,en.pdf

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