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MPharm (H) Pharmacy

Aston University
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Course UCAS code: B230
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  • MPharm (H), Full-time , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
Our four year MPharm course with integrated placements throughout is specifically designed to meet the rapidly changing requirements for the practise of pharmacy. From the start of the course you will be encouraged to apply your understanding of the scientific principles of pharmacy within a patient focussed setting, through case based workshops, problem based learning, integrated scientific and clinical scenarios. The course benefits from substantial links with the profession including consultant pharmacists, experts from pharmaceutical industry and pharmacy entrepreneurs. We have strong links with six large NHS trusts and a range of employers from the community and primary care sectors. This means we are able to bridge the gap between the student and career pharmacist at multiple levels – giving you an informed choice of how you might specialise and develop your career. Our long established reputation and professional accreditation ensures that career prospects of our graduates are first-class. We have a long track record of producing high-quality pharmacy graduates, our predecessor institutions can trace their roots all the way back to 1847. Since we received our charter in 1966, we are proud to have produced over 5,000 pharmacy graduates. The course has been specifically designed for employability in all areas of pharmacy– community, primary care trusts, hospitals and industry. Key course benefits: - Accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), which is the independent regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises in Great Britain, they are responsible for defining the education and training requirements for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians - First and only Pharmacy School to be awarded a Regius Professorship in Pharmacy by HM the Queen - 100% of our MPharm Pharmacy graduates are in a graduate level destination within 6 months of graduating (DLHE, 2014) - Pharmacology & Pharmacy at Aston is ranked in the Top 10 in the UK for Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide, 2019) - Pharmacology & Pharmacy at Aston is ranked 6th in the UK for Research Quality (Complete University Guide, 2019) - Pharmacology & Pharmacy at Aston is ranked in the Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2019).
Year 1* Develop the scientific base on which your skills as a pharmacist will be built, learn about the pharmacist’s role in the healthcare system and begin to apply your knowledge to clinical situations. Year 2* Extend your understanding of pharmaceutical sciences and perfect your ability to supply medicines safely and legally. This is supported by experiential learning in community pharmacy and hospital environments. Year 3* Develop your evidence-based medicine and critical appraisal skills to enable you to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of medicines. Apply prior scientific and clinical learning to the management of ‘real world’, patients with multiple conditions, supported by intensive experiential learning opportunities in secondary care. Final year* Develop your confidence in applying your pharmaceutical knowledge to maximise individual patient benefit from treatment, including in highly complex cases. Consider wider aspects of pharmacy such as overtreatment, de-prescribing, medicines optimisation, and personalised medicine. Undertake specialised experiential learning in a number of sectors of practice such as hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy and primary care. For more information about what you will study, please visit our website. *In order to offer you the best possible experience and keep your programmes up to date and relevant, the University is going through a transition period at the date the content is set out (January 2019). The University is reconfiguring a number of its programmes so for the latest information please refer to our university website
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15 January

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Aston uni is right in the heart of Birmingham, which is amazing as all the facilities and the big city are right on our doorstep. The lectures are really informative and interesting, and the staff make a big effort to give you practical experience on top of the theoretical content, which is perfect. They also offer paid placement years on top of your degree, so you can get vital on the job experience that looks really great on your CV. The employability services in the SU are really dedicated and have loads of great opportunities too.

Set for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for International at £18,900
LHS Undergraduate Admissions Office:
Tel. +44 (0)121 204 3302
Email. [email protected]

LHS Undergraduate Admissions Office:
Tel. +44 (0)121 204 3302
Email. [email protected]

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