MPharm Pharmacy with a Foundation Year

Year of entry: 2024

Course unit details:
Yr 3 Integrated Prof Practice

Course unit fact file
Unit code PHAR30700
Credit rating 0
Unit level Level 3
Teaching period(s) Full year
Available as a free choice unit? Yes


This unit integrates taught material with professional and clinical pharmacy practice. In year 3, students:

  • demonstrate the ability to identify and resolve pharmaceutical care issues for one clinical area 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, patients and members of the public
  • engage in Continuing Professional Development, inter-professional and socially responsible activities to improve employment prospects, team-working and communication skills.


Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
PHAR20100 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
PHAR20200 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
PHAR20300 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
PHAR20400 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
PHAR20500 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
PHAR20600 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

Reflective Account of Practice & associated peer review - Pass / Fail

CPD for Service Learning in Pharmacy– Pass / Fail

Pharmaceutical Care Plan and Oral Case Presentation – Pass / Fail

Calculations  – Pass / Fail

Attendance – (online and/or face to face clinical placements; community pharmacy placement and Service Learning  Workshop) Pass / Fail

Feedback methods

Feedback is provided via a number of varied methods:

  • Reflective Account: through peer evaluation
  • PCP/OCP: through individual written feedback via Blackboard
  • Calculations, CPD: through 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 your Pharmaceutical Care Plan. As clinical practice is constantly changing, this material will be reviewed at the start of each semester to ensure it remains relevant.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Practical classes & workshops 3
Placement hours
Placement 28
Independent study hours
Independent study 61

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Victoria Silkstone Unit coordinator

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