Pharmacy, MPharm

Pharmacy, MPharm

Medway School of Pharmacy is a unique partnership between the University of Kent and University of Greenwich. The School has achieved full accreditation by the General Pharmaceutical Council (the professional and academic regulator) and is recognised as an established School of Pharmacy. The School's mission is to produce, through innovative teaching and research delivered in a supportive and caring environment, high-quality professional graduates committed to lifelong learning.

The new MPharm curriculum is an outcomes-focused curriculum designed to prepare students for their future professional practice. Teaching is integrated covering basic and applied science, clinical and professional practice, all in the context of patient care. Core themes of biological sciences, chemistry and drug delivery, and professional practice are taught within integrated modules based around body systems including: brain and psychiatry; heart and circulatory system; and the endocrine system. Using the body systems we break down barriers between the themes supporting you to learn more effectively. This will be supported by an increasing focus on practice-related learning, as evidenced by placements and in-house simulation-based learning, as well as additional practice experience provided in-house.

Graduates are required to undertake a pre-registration year in practice and take and pass a pre-registration exam before they can register as pharmacists in Great Britain.

Students studying this programme will be subject to the code of conduct for pharmacy students, and associated fitness to practice procedures as required by the professional regulatory body.

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UCAS code

B230 M MPharm/PH

Department

Medway School of Pharmacy

Location

Medway Campus

Attendance

4 years full-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

320 UCAS points

FROM A-levels at ABB or above, including two science-based subjects, one of which must be chemistry

PLUS GCSE English language and mathematics, both at grade B or above

OR BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science, with DDD overall, plus AS level chemistry at grade B or above.

OR an International Baccalaureate with overall score of 32 points (15 at higher level), to include more than 5 in both chemistry and one other science-based subject

OR equivalent qualifications

* Overseas applicants are assessed on an individual basis based on the NARIC equivalent, and must have an appropriate English language qualification and equivalent sciences background.

Assessment

Students are assessed through practical dispensing examinations, objective structured clinical examinations, presentations, written reports, essays and written examinations.

Professional recognition

The programme has been fully accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Career options

Includes work in hospital, community and primary care settings, industry and academia.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Course content

Year 1

  • Introduction to pharmacy: professional Skills, development, law and ethics (30 credits)
  • Medicinal products: pharmaceutics and chemistry for pharmacy (30 credits)
  • Molecules, cells and body systems: cell biology and biochemistry (30 credits)
  • Molecules, cells and body systems: physiology and pharmacology (30 credits)

Year 2

  • Medicines and disease: heart, renal, endocrine and nutrition (40 credits)
  • Medicines and disease: joints, infection, lungs, cancer and skin (40 credits)
  • Medicine and disease: brain, psychiatry and eyes (40 credits)

Year 3

  • Integrated therapeutics: heart, renal, endocrine and nutrition (40 credits)
  • Integrated Therapeutics: joints, infection, lungs, cancer and skin (40 credits)
  • Integrated Therapeutics: brain, psychiatry and eyes (40 credits)

Year 4

  • Integrated patient care (60 credits)
  • Advanced science elective (20 credits)
  • Sustained research project (40 credits)

NOTE: The curriculum will change due to the School undergoing General Pharmaceutical Council new education standards and reaccreditation.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our: