University of Portsmouth: Prescribing and Therapeutics

InstitutionUniversity of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Science
Web https://www.port.ac.uk/study/postgraduate
Email admissions@port.ac.uk
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught

Summary

Overview
If you're an experienced practising pharmacist and want to further your career in a specialist area, such as mental health, critical care or HIV medicine, joining our PgCert Prescribing and Therapeutics course is the perfect way to fulfil your ambitions.

On this course, you'll develop your clinical examination, pharmacology and therapeutics skills, and build on your understanding of evidence-based management of common medical conditions.

And when you graduate, you'll be qualified for a career as an independent prescriber within a clinical setting.

What you'll experience
On this course, you'll:
Learn from experts in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, and the School of Health Sciences and Social Work
Get hands-on experience in clinical examination and history taking
Study topics including pharmacology and therapeutics for prescribers, clinical skills for prescribers, and professional aspects of prescribing
Improve your counselling and consultation skills in our practice dispensary facilities, where you'll consult with patient actors
Build on your clinical simulation expertise in our clinical skills suite, featuring both CAE and Laerdal human patient simulators
Be supported by experienced clinical pharmacists as you develop your competencies portfolio
Careers and opportunities
Graduates have gone on to take roles in:

Mental health
Rheumatology
Minor ailments
Pain management
Nutrition
Travel medicine
Critical care
Cardiology
Renal disease
HIV medicine
We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

​What you'll study
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Changes to course content
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional units may not run every year. If a unit doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative unit.

Work experience and career planning
We'll help you opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the healthcare industry.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Learning support
As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

academic writing
note taking
time management
critical thinking
presentation skills
referencing
working in groups
revision, memory and exam techniques
Teaching
Teaching on this course includes:

online learning
seminars
workshops
practice
How you'll spend your time
Each academic year is divided into 2 teaching blocks and an assessment period:

Autumn teaching block – September to December
Spring teaching block – January to Easter
Assessment period – Easter to June
Most teaching takes place during the day, on Thursdays, Fridays and very occasionally on Saturdays. You may occasionally need to go to University and course events in the evenings and at weekends.

How you're assessed
You'll be assessed through:

written examination
OSCE
practical skills assessment
written case studies and therapeutic reviews
portfolio of competencies and reflective accounts

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert

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