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The university of Birmingham 4 & 5 year Mpharm

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    As most may know, the university of Birmingham has announced its MPharm programme which is to commence in 2013

    Looking at the universities prospectus, they offer two variations of the MPharm;

    http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/students...cy-4-year.aspx (4 year Mpharm)

    http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/students...r.aspx#details (5 year Mpharm)

    Who in their right mind would opt for the 5 year course? you pay an additional £6,750 for the privilege of undertaking your ( salaried in the 4 year Mpharm) pre-reg year.

    Perhaps the university established such a course in the foresight of every university switching to the 5 year? If not how would it survive?
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    If given the option I would do the 5-year course. For two main reasons:

    1) you will more than likely get to experience more than one sector of pharmacy as part of your prereg year. while many hospitals and independant community pharmacies give you 2-4 weeks experience of the other sector, the 5-year course should give you 6-months in each.

    2) integrating the preregistration year into the degree would have helped me put my class-based-learning into practice much sooner. It wasn't until the prereg year that i started to make links between pharmacology, therapeutics, evidence based medicine, pharmaceutics, and the patient. I beleive doing more practice earlier, and applying your knowledge earlier, will make you a much better pharmacist.

    However, I do understand where you're coming from with regards to costs. It doesn't state whether you get paid for your 6-month prereg blocks and that is worrying, especially considering the 75% fees payable. If students don't get paid for these blocks then they will end up paying up to £4,500 more than current students. Not Good.


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