Programme And Module Handbook
Programme Specification

Date Specification Approved 25/01/2018
College College Medicine and Den Sci
School Institute of Clinical Sciences
Department Pharmacy
Partner College and School Chemistry
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title MPharm Pharmacy - integrated pre-registration format Full-time
Programme Code 9876
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 5 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme To train high quality patient-oriented pharmacy graduates and registrants who will have an integrated scientific understanding of medicines and clinical knowledge, enabling them to optimise the safe and effective use of medicines at a patient and population level.

To produce confident professionals who have the ability to communicate the results of their clinical and professional decision making to the healthcare team and patients.

To produce graduates and registrants with a commitment to life-long learning, innovation in practice and the skills to create, evaluate and implement new evidence and science to enhance patient care.

To produce a cohort of pharmacy graduates and registrants who will provide clinical leadership within all branches of the profession of pharmacy.

To provide an integrated knowledge base, progressing throughout the modules, allowing students to demonstrate their application of knowledge and appropriate level of mastery of competencies.

To provide excellence in pre-registration training in order to meet the requirements of the GPhC pre-registration outcomes.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
1) The science of pharmacy and its application to the design, development, and delivery of drugs.

2) The anatomy and physiology of the human body in health to a level that will inform therapeutic monitoring and health promotion.

3) Human pathology, the physiological response to challenge and implications for diagnosis and therapeutic management.

4) Pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics together with pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics and the capacity to apply this to decisions on therapeutic choice and monitoring.

5) Evidence based medicine and epidemiology to a level that will support rational and effective medicines management decision making.

6) Heathcare systems and management, and clinical governance, to a level that will facilitate the safe provision of pharmaceutical services.

7) Law, regulation, policy and guidance as they apply to the life and work of the professional pharmacist.

8) Aspects of social pharmacy that will enable effective health promotion and support of patients in therapeutic choice and medicines adherence.
1) Lectures, workshops, small group teaching sessions, including some problem based learning with online reference virtual ePracticals and live practicals together with independent directed learning.

2) ‘Tailored’ prosection sessions with online supporting material, lectures, small group teaching, practical sessions, computer assisted learning.

3) Lectures, practical sessions, small group teaching with integrated problems requiring independent preparation. Interactive lecture sessions using ‘turning point’. eLearning supportive material including online quizzes, video material. Placement visits.

4) Lectures, practical sessions, small group teaching. Pharmacokinetics Workshop. eLearning supportive material including online quizzes, moderated discussion board. Option module allowing opportunity for and self directed enquiry-based learning. Placement visits.

5) Lectures, practical sessions, small group teaching with integrated problems requiring independent preparation. eLearning supportive material including online quizzes. Placement visits. .

6) Lectures, practical sessions, small group teaching. eLearning supportive material including online quizzes. Placement visits.

7) Small group teaching. Dispensing Practicals. Clinical Skills Unit Tutorials Lectures, Online eLearning resources. Placement visits.

8) Placement visits, lectures, Small group teaching.
1)Multiple choice questions (MCQs), short answer questions (SAQs. Coursework: written outcomes from Integrated Problems. Laboratory practical logs. Problem solving exercises.

2)Mid-term and summer examination using a combination of MCQ, and SAQ. Course work: Practical write up Essay/webfolio on linked research at UoB. Group presentation linked to HDT modules.

3)Examination with a combination of MCQ, and SAQs . Coursework: Reflective task for portfolio to be discussed with personal tutor. Lab Practical report. Essay

4)Examinations with a combination of MCQ, and SAQs. In year three students will be asked to apply knowledge to an open book, semi - ‘seen’ scenario examination question. Coursework: Pharmacokinetics workshop. Harm/benefit drug evaluation. Group presentation OSCEs

5)Examination using a combination of MCQs, and SAQs. Coursework: Ranging through the years in terms of complexity: Year 1:Evidence-based medicine (EBM) appraisal Year 2: Gastrointestinal/ Endocrine EBM report Year 3: Critical Appraisal

6)Examination through a combination of MCQ, and SAQ. Coursework: Harm/benefit drug evaluation Business case development. Audit

7)Examination using a combination of MCQs and SAQs. Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE) Coursework: Anatomy of an error – written case study

8)Examination Public Health, MCQs, and SAQs. Coursework: Ethics Presentation OSCEs
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
1) The professional values and attitudes expected of a pharmacist during daily practice

2) Skills in the evaluation, synthesis and application of information mastery skills that will support clinical assessment, problem solving and decision making.

3) Verbal and written communication skills, including accurate record keeping, and the capacity to tailor communication appropriately for different audiences.

4) Skills in the retrieval and critical appraisal of information and in reflective practice that will support life-long learning

5) Research skills, including the selection of appropriate methodology, the collection and analysis of clinical and scientific data and the drawing of justified conclusions.

6) Pharmacy dispensing skills and pharmaceutical numeracy to ensure the safe provision of pharmaceutical services.

7) Business and Enterprise skills, including applying business concepts to a business plan, and formulating a business proposal

8) Ability to operate consistently as an independent practitioner, demonstrating an understanding of the constraints and challenges of independent working.
1) Placement visits. Reflective ePortfolio Online support material Lectures, workshops

2) Lectures, small group teaching. Clinical dispensing practicals Integrated problems IPL simulations Placement visits

3) Dispensing practicals IPL simulations Placement visits Online support material Clinical, and communication skills unit teaching

4) Lectures, small group teaching Online support with interactive exercises together with ongoing learning tasks linked through Professional Pharmacist Modules and placement experience. Moderated eDiscussion groups .

5) Lectures eLearning Small Group Teaching Research project

6) Clinical dispensing practicals and extemporaneous dispensing practicals. Workshops and formative online problems. Directed independent learning.

7) Lectures and seminar series

8) Preregistration experience.
1)OSCEs Coursework: Reflective ePortfolio and observed practice. Students will be expected to maintain professional standards during dispensing and extemporaneous dispensing classes. .

2)OSCEs Applied ‘semi-seen’ clinical examination. Coursework: Placement observations and reflective ePortfolio Presentations and assignments in EBM

3)OSCEs Coursework: Patient Education Exercise (written) Dispensing assessments, Poster presentation. Therapeutic drug reviews Patient information Peer teaching presentations. Evidence based medicine reports. Written coursework in Science of Medicine and Chemistry for Pharmacists modules.

4)Reflective ePortfolio. IPL media presentation. Professional development planning PDP in ePortfolio Critical appraisal reports in evidence based medicine.

5)Coursework: Research proposal Search strategy production. Research project dissertation

6)OSCE: Dispensing, Clinical, and communication skills Numeracy examinations

7)Written business plan

8)Pre-registration tutor assessment on placement and reflective ePortfolio.