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MPharm (H) Pharmacy

University of Portsmouth
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Course UCAS code: B230
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  • MPharm (H), Full-time , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
**Overview** Are you interested in the how and why of diseases, and how to treat them? Pharmacists are responsible for not only ensuring quality and safe supply of medicines within the law, but also advising patients and fellow medical professionals on the correct use of medicines. This MPharm (Hons) Pharmacy integrated Master's degree course gives you the medical knowledge and practical skills you need to begin a career as a pharmacist. After the course you can undertake preregistration training and qualify as a pharmacist within a year, or work in areas such as drug development or marketing. **Professional accreditations** This course is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). This accreditation tells future employers that you have the prerequisite skills and knowledge you need to undertake preregistration training safely and effectively. It also means you can become a fully qualified pharmacist a year after you finish the course, following successful preregistration training. **What you'll experience** On this course you'll: - Be taught by pharmacy-qualified staff who have backgrounds in community and hospital pharmacy settings - Practice essential skills on medical manikins and work-through realistic scenarios in our safe and secure Centre For Simulation In Healthcare - Get workplace experience by training in our fully stocked model pharmacy – you'll work through complicated cases in study groups, review hospital medication charts, and respond to medicine information queries - Interact with patients and members of the public in our local community pharmacy partner - Check and dispense prescriptions with real medication under the supervision of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) registered pharmacists - Go on placement in general practitioner surgeries and a mental health hospital in your final year in addition to community and hospital placements in other years across the course **Careers and opportunities** After the course, you can become a fully qualified pharmacist within a year by doing preregistration training and passing the GPhC registration examination. Many graduates do split preregistration training in general practitioner surgeries and other clinical settings. You can also split preregistration training between the pharmaceutical industry and a hospital or community setting. **What can you do with a Pharmacy degree?** The expanding role of pharmacists means you'll have many other job options at the end of the course. Areas you could work in include: - drug development and formulation - involvement with toxicity studies - clinical trials - marketing - regulatory affairs Whatever your choice when you finish the course, our careers and employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. You'll get help, advice and support for up to 5 years after you leave the University.
Year 1 core modules in this year include: Cells to Systems, Developing Life-Long Learning for Pharmacy, Introduction to Formulation, Introduction to Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Introduction to Pharmacy Practice, Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Year 2 core modules in this year include: Drug Development and Formulation, Immunology and Microbiology in Health and Disease, Medicines Patients and Public Health, Neuroscience, Endocrine and Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Respiratory, Renal and Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Year 3 core modules in this year include: Antimicrobial Chemotherapy - Theory and Practice , Bioactives Natural and Synthetic, Delivering Pharmaceutical Care to Patients, Pharmaceutical Formulation and Quality Assurance, Pharmacy Research Methods and Ethics. Year 4 core modules in this year include: Clinical Skills for Pharmacists, Evidence Based Practice, Integrated Studies in Mental Health, MPharm Research Project, Personalised Medicine and Cancer.
Assessment Methods:
You’ll be assessed through diagnostic tests, written assignments, simulated patient-focused case studies, oral and poster presentations, online tests, clinical skills assessment. You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.
Application deadline details:

15 January

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There’s a lot to love in Pompey, a city geared towards students with loads of great bars, pubs, and shops. The nightlife is incredible, loads of student nights on and everyone is up for it. The main place to go out is the strip of clubs by the Guildhall, although there are lots of little places if you seek them out. The uni is also amazingly supportive, with great facilities and the Purple Door offering great careers support for all students, and the SU is also really helpful as well as serving amazing drinks and food.

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University Admissions Centre:
Tel. 023 9284 5566
Email. [email protected]

University Admissions Centre:
Tel. 023 9284 5566
Email. [email protected]

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