PGCert Advanced Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2021

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How to apply

With one remaining cohort of the Advanced Clinical Skills course, there are two routes to the PGCert in Advanced Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine (ASTEM).

Route 1: This pathway is for pharmacists who completed the Independent Prescribing course at The University of Manchester and who have not used these credits towards another award, eg, PGDip/MSc Clinical Pharmacy. It requires completion of the Advanced Clinical Skills short course for which you need to apply by following the instructions on dedicated course page.

Route 2: If you have already completed an independent prescribing qualification at FHEQ level 7 at another university, you may be able to transfer a maximum of 15 credits to the award of PGCert in Advanced Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine. You must study the Advanced Clinical Skills short course and a further 15-credit unit:

Please note that there is no route to PGCert ASTEM for pharmacists with an FHEQ level 6 independent prescribing qualification, although it is possible to study Advanced Clinical Skills as a standalone course.

Please contact the Admissions Team to find out the deadline for applications: pgtaught.pharmacy@manchester.ac.uk  

Advice to applicants

It is recommended that you work with your line manager, head of department and senior emergency department staff to agree strategic support for this new, extended role for pharmacists working in the emergency department.

The role for the emergency department pharmacist should be agreed locally and funding obtained though approval of a business case.

This is an exciting opportunity for pharmacists to work in a new clinical area of expertise. This will provide personal professional development for the pharmacist and support urgent care services in local trusts for the benefit of patients.

How your application is considered

Route 1

You will have to meet the requirements for the Advanced Clinical Skills course to be successfully considered for this PGCert.

Route 2

You will have to meet the requirements for the Advanced Clinical Skills course and provide confirmation of an award, dated within the last 5 years, of an Independent Prescribing qualification at FHEQ Level 7 to be successfully considered for this PGCert.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

Only students registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council and practising in the UK are eligible for this course.

Disclosure and Barring Service check

You will undertake a DBS check as part of our requirements. This is included in the course fees.

Transfers