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MPharm (H) Pharmacy

University of Central Lancashire
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Course UCAS code: B230
Qualification type:
  • MPharm (H), Full-time , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
Our fully GPhC accredited MPharm (Hons) degree ensures that you will have the knowledge and skills to be a key member of the healthcare team – becoming a pharmacy expert, health advocate, communicator, collaborator, scholar and professional. You’ll study aspects of medicine development and use, from how medicines are formulated to how they work on the body to treat various diseases. We integrate science and practice throughout each of the four years of the degree, and ensure that your experiential learning increases year on year. Through structured placements in each year, you will gain an appreciation of the different sectors that pharmacists work in, and their role in these different teams. Each year you will participate in session working with the patient and the public, gaining the patient’s perspective, and ensuring that patient-centred care is at the heart of everything that we do. Every year, students will participate in inter-professional engagement sessions, working alongside medical, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy, healthcare science, physicians’ associates, and social care students. In Year 1, you will undertake a one-day placement in a community pharmacy, and a further one day experience in a hospital pharmacy. Years 2 and 3 will see you spending three days in a community pharmacy (Year 2) and three days in a hospital pharmacy (Year 3). In the final year of the MPharm programme, you will participate in a three-day placement in an area of pharmacy that you have expressed a preference in. Typical placement opportunities include academia, industry, hospice, prison and mental health trust, as well as community and hospital pharmacies. Once you have successfully completed your MPharm degree, you will then undertake your pre-registration training year. Further details on this can be found on the GPhC’s website. Following a successful pre-registration year, there are many career options available to you. Some of these careers may lead to you undertaking a postgraduate qualification, e.g. postgraduate diploma or Masters qualification, or training to become an independent prescriber.
Year 1: Journey of a medicine; Target identification, Identification of lead compounds, The physicochemical properties of molecules that influence, Formulation, ADME, Bringing a medicine to the market, Patient–specific factors around taking medicines, Pharmaceutical calculations. Health and Disease; Basic cell biology, Molecular biology, Major organ systems, Anatomy, Physiology, Homeostasis, Infection and Immunity, Anti-infectives (structure activity), Inflammation and repair. Foundations in Pharmacy Practice; Skills essential for practice - Communication, Consultation, Clinical reasoning, Handling prescriptions. Law and ethics, Determinants of health, Health behaviours, Roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals, Personal and professional development Year 2: Systems-Based Patient Care 1; Aetiology, pathophysiology and epidemiology of conditions, Clinical presentation, Diagnosis of disease, Therapeutic management of the conditions, Pharmacology of drugs used in the therapeutic management, Side effects of drugs, and an introduction to the sources of drug interactions, Introduction to clinical guidelines Year 3: Systems-Based Patient Care 2; Differential diagnosis, Treatment regimens - evidence based and guidelines approach, Clinical management, Monitoring, including therapeutic drug monitoring, Management of polypharmacy & drug interactions, Risks of disease and role of pharmacist to modify/manage risk, Medicines optimisation, Long term management of patients including complications of disease Year 4: Preparation for Professional Practice; Women who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding; People who are hepatically or renally impaired, People who are Immunocompromised/immunosuppressed, The young and the old, People with cancer, Screening, health prevention and intervention services, Pharmacoeconomics & commissioning, Ethical decision-making
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15 January

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Preston’s such a lovely student city – there’s something on each night and the prices are amazing, it’s really geared toward students. Warehouse and The Ship Inn saw the most of my nights out in town. It’s not really a bustling metropolis, but less distractions = more work done! And if you’re wanting a huge night, Liverpool’s about half an hour on the train and is amazing. My course is great, with fascinating, empathetic teachers who really support and encourage us, and the facilities are top notch. The Student Union is also incredibly supportive, and they always have time for us.

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 Channel Islands at £9,250
Course Enquiries:
Tel. 01772 892400
Email. [email protected]

Course Enquiries:
Tel. 01772 892400
Email. [email protected]

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  • Hus11128386's avatar by Hus11128386 on 1st October 2015
    A lot of help as soon as you join the uni. Teachers available to see you for extra help.
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Good uni, decent location, good accommodation, lots of support and facilities
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