About the course
This course is aimed at primary care pharmacists and is designed to instil attitudes of life-long learning in trainees in order to underpin continuing professional and career development. It is operated in conjunction with the Joint Programme Board which is a collaborative venture between a number of universities in the south-east of England and NHS partners.
The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014. Entry requirements for students thinking about starting a course in 2013 can be found in the online prospectus. Individual offers may vary
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in writing.
Degree and/or experience:
MPharm. Registered UK pharmacist.
For equivalent international qualifications
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The course is comprised of five work-based modules studied over three years. The first two modules (taken over 18 months) are primarily work-based learning with study days attached to them. The remaining three modules (lasting six months each) are linked with placements which can be taken as a clear speciality rotation or with a particular focus.
Areas of study
The educational aims of the curriculum are to develop general skills, knowledge, competencies and attitudes to ensure the highest professional performance and conduct. Practice activities are a required component of the course and all students will undertake these activities under the guidance of an accredited practice tutor.
Principles of Practice
General Clinical Practice
3 practice placements
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2013-14. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.
What's included in the fee?
When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.
You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.
Our website www.brighton.ac.uk/money provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.
PGDip (PGCert) General Pharmacy Practice
Please contact us directly for exact tuition fees for this course.
The course is a fundamental element of the Practitioner Development Strategy for pharmacists' careers within the new NHS. This strategy incorporates a competency-based career pathway from junior bands through to consultant pharmacists.