MPharm Pharmacy with a Foundation Year / Course details

Year of entry: 2023

Course unit details:
Yr 4 Integrated Prof Practice

Course unit fact file
Unit code PHAR40600
Credit rating 0
Unit level Level 4
Teaching period(s) Full year
Available as a free choice unit? No


This unit integrates taught material with professional and clinical pharmacy practice. In year 4, students will:
  • demonstrate the ability to identify and resolve pharmaceutical care issues for multiple disease states including comparison of treatment to guidelines, interpretation of patient results, monitoring for efficacy and adverse effects
  • use pharmaceutical calculations to recommend drug doses, concentrations and administration rates
  • observe and demonstrate interaction and rapport-building with healthcare professionals and patients, focussing on the practice settings of the GP practice and hospital and community pharmacy
  • engage in Continuing Professional Development, inter-professional and socially responsible activities to improve employment prospects and develop team-working and communication skills.


Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
The Medicine (Year 3) - Drug Development Process 2 PHAR30100 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
The Patient (Year 3): Pathology, Pharmacology &Therapeutics 2 PHAR30300 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
Integrated Research Skills: preparation for 4th year projects and evidence-based practice PHAR30400 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
The Pharmacist (Year 3): Developing Professional Practice PHAR30200 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
Yr 3 Integrated Prof Practice PHAR30700 Pre-Requisite Compulsory


To enable students to apply their knowledge and demonstrate their professionalism and clinical skills in the real world setting of pharmacy practice.

To enable students to gain first-hand practical experience of working with patients, carers and other healthcare professionals.

Assessment methods

5-item CPD portfolio (with at least two IPE records and a peer discussion) – pass / fail.

Medicines reconciliation consultation – pass / fail.

Calculations assessment – pass / fail.

Attendance – pass / fail (IPE sessions, GP practice placement, community pharmacy placement, 4 clinical placements).

Feedback methods

Feedback is provided via individual written feedback via Blackboard and drop-in clinics.

Recommended reading

Please see Blackboard.

Recommended reading consists of papers from clinical pharmacy journals and BNF chapters. You will find this material very useful when preparing for your placements. As clinical practice is constantly changing, this material will be reviewed at the start of each semester to ensure it remains relevant.

Study hours

Placement hours
Placement 25
Independent study hours
Independent study 48

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Jennifer Silverthorne Unit coordinator
Diane Mitchell Unit coordinator

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