MPharm Pharmacy with a Foundation Year

Year of entry: 2022

Course unit details:
Integrated Professional Practice Part 2

Course unit fact file
Unit code PHAR10600
Credit rating 30
Unit level Level 1
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by Pharmacy
Available as a free choice unit? No


This unit will enable students to apply their knowledge from

The Medicine, Pharmacist, Patient and Public units in order to solve integrated exam questions and write an integrated Bench to Bedside Medicine Report, in addition to demonstrating their professional competency in practice.



Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
The Medicine (Year 1) PHAR10100 Co-Requisite Compulsory
The Pharmacist (Year 1) PHAR10200 Co-Requisite Compulsory
The Patient (Year 1): Introduction to Human Biology PHAR10300 Co-Requisite Compulsory
The Public (Year 1): Public Health Microbiology PHAR10400 Co-Requisite Compulsory
Integrated Professional Practice (Part 1) PHAR10500 Co-Requisite Compulsory


The aims of the unit are for students to:

  • Understand common drug structures and the underpinning science of formulation and impact on stability
  • Individualise medicinal formulations for a patient
  • Identify an actual or potential therapeutic problem with a patient using relevant resources
  • Understand basic structure and function of key body functions and related common pathologies
  • Apply knowledge of the professional and clinical role of the pharmacist in public health services
  • Recognise pathophysiology of infectious agents
  • Know how to search the library databases and reference journal articles 
  • Show practical laboratory skills required for units 10100,10200, 10300 and 10400.


Assessment methods

Integrated case study assessment -  semester 1 and semester 2

Integrated practical skills exam – semester 2


Contribution to unit mark


Semester 1 summative integrated assessment


25 credits (12.5 per assessment)

Semester 2 summative integrated assessment


Integrated Practical Skills Assessment


5 credits












Students need to achieve a mark of over 40% in the combined integrated assessments and pass the integrated practical skills assessment to progress to year two.





Feedback methods

Students will undertake formative and summative tutor marked assessments during semester one and complete coursework in semester 2 within individual units, these will provide feedback to students as they prepare for the integrated assessments.  A sample paper will be available to demonstrate the style of the integrated case study assessments.  Students will receive feedback on practical skills during online and on campus face to face practical activities where possible.

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 300

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Sally Freeman Unit coordinator
Victoria Tavares Unit coordinator

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