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Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Programme Catalogue 2015/16

TSPA-ADL16: PG Dip Advanced and Specialist Healthcare Practice


Mode of attendance: Distance Learning

Follow this link for further information on the NFAAR NFAAR-CPD assessment regulations: for students commencing study from 2011/12 onwards (students who commenced prior to 2011/12 should consult their programme handbook for their assessment regulations):
  • Assessment Regulations: Appendix 16 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view
  • Exemption: Unit PA50249 has a pass mark of 50% rather than 40%
  • Taught credits: 60

Modular - no specific semester: Taught Units

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 18 credits from the following list:
NB. Units offered by the Department for Health (codes beginning 'HL') may only be taken subject to the approval of the relevant Director of Studies and in discussion with the Study Advisor.
HL50007 Governance & organisational change 6 Credits
HL50079 Introduction to practice-based research 6 Credits
HL50082 Evidence into practice 6 Credits
HL50105 Research design and methods 12 Credits
PA50186 Cardiovascular therapeutics 6 Credits
PA50187 Gastro-intestinal therapeutics 6 Credits
PA50188 Oncology 6 Credits
PA50190 Pharmaceutical public health 6 Credits
PA50199 Respiratory therapeutics 6 Credits
PA50200 Mental health 6 Credits
PA50201 Endocrinology 6 Credits
PA50202 Neurology 6 Credits
PA50221 Prescribing for special groups 6 Credits
PA50223 Surgery 6 Credits
PA50232 Palliative care 6 Credits
PA50233 Infections 6 Credits
PA50235 Management of minor ailments 6 Credits
PA50240 Using evidence in practice 6 Credits
PA50249 Independent prescribing 18 Credits
PA50296 Drug safety surveillance 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 42 and a maximum of 60 credits from the following list:
PA50269 Leadership in health 12 Credits
PA50270 Research design and methods for practice 12 Credits
PA50271 Managing in health 12 Credits
PA50272 Supporting education, training and development in a health context 12 Credits
PA50273 Advanced clinical practice 1 12 Credits
PA50274 Advanced clinical practice 2 12 Credits
PA50275 Advanced professional development 1 3 Credits
PA50276 Advanced professional development 2 3 Credits

* Programmes and units may be changed at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
* NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to regular review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
* Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.