General Level CPD

Build your CPD portfolio from a wide choice of high quality, postgraduate level courses and workshops covering primary and secondary care clinical pharmacy.

Programme features

  • Study at your own pace with minimal time away from work
  • Use real work projects to consolidate learning and help achieve your objectives
  • Excellent support and learner networks with a user-friendly virtual learning environment
  • Increased professional expertise and status with enhanced career prospects
  • Meet other pharmacists and health professionals and gain an invaluable support network
  • Support in meeting the GPhC requirements for recording CPD


  • Gastro-intestinal therapeutics (starts February and November 2015)
  • Respiratory therapeutics (starts February 2015)
  • Palliative care (starts April 2015)
  • Endocrinology (starts April 2015)
  • Oncology (starts June 2015)
  • Infections (starts June 2015)
  • Prescribing for special groups (starts June 2015)
  • Management of minor ailments (starts June 2015)
  • Cardiovascular therapeutics (starts September 2015)
  • Surgery (starts September 2015)
  • Pharmacy Public Health (starts September 2015)
  • Neurology (starts November 2015)
  • Mental health (starts June 2016)
  • Enhanced Services (being redeveloped to reflect latest NHS developments)

Detailed content for each course can be found in the programme catalogue. Each course lasts three months and offers 6 ECTS M-Level credits. Most courses have an associated 2-day workshop.


Accumulate credits from CPD courses toward postgraduate qualifications in:

  • Clinical Pharmacy Practice (Secondary Care)
  • Clinical Pharmacy Practice (Primary Care including Community Pharmacy)
  • Prescribing and therapeutics

Further information

Further information about 2015 courses and workshops can be found in our postgraduate CPD brochure.

Dates and deadlines

All CPD courses begin on the first Monday of the month indicated above. To secure your place, please ensure your application reaches us six weeks before the start date. Workshop dates are available on request. Most workshops can be attended separately - dates are in our postgraduate CPD brochure or on request.


Please use the online application form. No references or certificates are required when applying for CPD study.

Entry and English requirements

You should normally be a graduate of a recognised university and be registered as a practising pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council. Other health professionals should be a member of an appropriate professional body.

Your application must be supported by your employer. Additionally you must be supported by a work-based mentor (normally a more senior pharmacist), and you will need to ensure that you have a UK practice base to work within and access to patient notes (community-based applicants will normally need to come to an arrangement with a local GP practice). These arrangements MUST be in place before you submit your application. Without this support your application cannot be considered.

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of at least 7 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components or at least 250 (computer-based test) with a score of not less than 5.0 in the TWE or 100 (internet-based test) with not less than 24 in each of the components.


Fees for the current academic year - fees exclude travel and accommodation.

Contact; tel: +44 (0) 1225 386773; fax: +44 (0) 1225 386114
Taught Postgraduate Programme Administrator, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath BA2 7AY UK

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