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PA40353: MPharm integrated pre-registration scheme

[Page last updated: 05 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Credits: 60 [equivalent to 120 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 1,200
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: OT100
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assessment detail for this unit will be available shortly.
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is for the student pharmacist to apply University-based learning in real world settings whilst demonstrating the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to enable professional registration as a pharmacist.

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this unit, the student pharmacist will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of contemporary clinical pharmacy and therapeutics to promote safe and effective practice.
2. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of contemporary pharmaceutical issues in clinical and industrial arenas, including healthcare systems, medicines legislation, clinical governance, public health, codes of practice and ethics.
3. Apply principles of evidence-based practice to the safe and effective management of patients.
4. Critically evaluate the principles of quality and quality assurance mechanisms in all aspects of scientific and professional activities.
5. Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level.
6. Apply robust decision making in complex patient scenarios, recognising ethical dilemmas and responding in a reasoned way in accordance with relevant codes of conduct.
7. Reflect on and have the ability to critically evaluate the implications of ethical dilemmas and, where appropriate, work pro-actively with others to formulate solutions.
8. Communicate through the development of effective working relationships with the public, patient/client groups and other health professionals.
9. Supply medicines in accordance with pharmaceutical knowledge, current relevant medicines legislation and codes of professional conduct and practice, and to prepare for a prescribing role.
10. Interpret and clinically evaluate prescriptions and other orders for medicines; and to advise patients and other health care professionals about the safe and effective use of medicines to maximize patient outcomes.
11. Diagnose and manage common disease presentations within a structured consultation framework.
12. Demonstrate effective team-working, leadership and management skills.
13. Demonstrate the competence required to enter professional practice by meeting the competency requirements of the Standard 10 outcomes and Performance Standards as appropriate.

Scientific and practical skills (T/F/A)
Study skills, handling information, working with others (T/F/A)
Oral and written communication skills (T/F/A)
Problem solving (T/F/A)
Basic clinical examination skills (T/F/A)

The MPharm Integrated pre-registration scheme will be primarily spent as a year of experiential learning in practice. Student pharmacists will be placed with partner organisations, normally for two six-month practice placements approved by the GPhC. Student pharmacists will be supported by a series of face-to-face learning events normally held on campus during the year, an online virtual learning environment and practice-based tutors.

Programme availability:

PA40353 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • USPA-AKM03 : MPharm(Hons) Pharmacy with integrated pre-registration year (Year 5)


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