MSc Advanced Community Pharmacy Practice / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
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Our online distance learning course in Advanced Community Pharmacy Practice enables you to:
- further develop your pharmacy consultation and clinical examination skills;
- apply the principles of medicines optimisation to clinical decision-making in practice;
- develop leadership behaviours.
This course aims to prepare you for enhanced clinical, public health and leadership roles.
We offer eighteen units as part of this course (see course list). You can study one unit as a standalone CPD course or take more units to build up credits for a postgraduate award (Certificate, Diploma or MSc) in either Advanced Community Pharmacy Practice or Clinical Pharmacy.
The course is supported by NHS England and Health Education England through the Pharmacy Integration Fund.
If you are eligible for Health Education England funding, you can choose up to four of these fully-funded units. All of our units are fully-funded until March 2020, with learning complete by March 2021. See the scholarships and bursaries section below for more information.
- The flexibility and choice to advance your professional and clinical skills as part of lifelong learning.
- Emphasis on patient-centred care, clinical leadership, patient safety, complex decision-making.
- Continuing professional development to drive forward service innovation in pharmacy.
- Evidence to support your revalidation as a registered pharmacist.
Manchester is one of only a small number of universities with Royal Pharmaceutical Society Foundation School accreditation.
Study materials from this professionally recognised course are all mapped against the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Foundation and Advanced Pharmacy frameworks.
Teaching and learning
Coursework and assessment
This course is delivered via a range of practice-based coursework assessments:
- analysis of patient data;
- formulation of a management plan;
- implementation of recommendations and reflection upon the patient outcome;
- essay-style assessments that require you to critically evaluate the literature or your current practice and make reasoned conclusions or recommendations;
- oral presentations and reflective continuing professional development records;
- mapping your learning to one of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Pharmacy Frameworks for each assessed piece of work, in order to build evidence of personal development.
The pass mark for all assessed work is 40% for the Certificate and Diploma awards, with marks of 50% required for each unit studied in order to progress to the MSc.
Course content for year 1
Course content for year 2
Course content for year 3
Course unit list
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Medicines Optimisation & Therapeutics 1||PHAR60421||15||Mandatory|
|Medicines Optimisation and Therapeutics 2||PHAR63022||15||Mandatory|
|Education and Training||PHAR60431||15||Optional|
|Introduction to Pharmacy Public Health Services||PHAR62221||15||Optional|
|Weight Management and Health Coaching||PHAR62222||15||Optional|
|Pharmacy Research Dissertation||PHAR62230||60||Optional|
|Pharmacy Public Health Services: Sexual and Reproductive Health Services||PHAR62231||15||Optional|
|Pharmacy Public Health Services: Substance Use and Misuse Services||PHAR62242||15||Optional|
|Leadership and Management||PHAR62261||15||Optional|
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Additional fee information
Health Education England (HEE) funding (January 2018-March 2020): Community pharmacists who meet HEE's eligibility criteria are fully funded to study up to four 15-credit units on this programme.
Scholarships and bursaries
Community pharmacists can choose up to eight units of post-registration training (120 credits) from this programme which are fully-funded via the Pharmacy Integration Fund up until March 2021.
Community Pharmacist Post-registration Training supported by NHS England and Health Education England through the Pharmacy Integration Fund.
Post-registration Training for Pharmacists is supported by NHS England and Health Education England through the Pharmacy Integration Fund. It will strengthen and diversify the pharmacy workforce and help to improve patient care.The fund has been set up by NHS England to enable pharmacist and pharmacy technician integration in primary care as part of new multi-disciplinary healthcare teams, making the most of their clinical skills, particularly for the benefit of people with long-term conditions.
Visit the HEE website for further details on the education and training opportunities supported by the Pharmacy Integration Fund.
See advice to applicants for information on how to access this funding at The University of Manchester and to check the eligibility criteria.
Our units are delivered online, which means you do not need to study in Manchester. However, our staff make full use of a range of facilities to deliver high quality learning experiences to online learners.
If you study our extended skills units in assessment and examination or communication and consultation, you will be required to attend one study day of which there will be a choice of dates and accessible locations in England, provided there are sufficient applicants to allow this.