This course has been designed in collaboration with the NHS and is delivered by leading experts. The course addresses the continuing professional development needs of most production, quality control, radiopharmacy and aseptic services pharmacists. Six residential weeks provide dedicated time for learning, the development of the student community and building professional relationships. Successful completion of the course to Diploma level can enable UK registered pharmacists to cover the additional body of knowledge required for registration as a Qualified Person according to EC Directive 75/319. To achieve QP status students must undertaken additional work in a licensed Pharmaceutical Production Unit, which produces licensed medicines, and present themselves for examination by the Joint Consultative Body. Credit accumulation allows for transfer to the Masters level.
What you study
The programme will deliver an in depth understanding of a broad range of technical, organizational and legal topics relevant to the provision of pharmaceutical preparation, manufacture and quality assurance.
With exit points at Certificate, Diploma and Master of Science levels, the Programme addresses the continuing professional development needs of most production, quality control, radiopharmacy and aseptic services pharmacists and other scientists or technical professionals working in this field.
Successful completion of the Programme's modules to Postgraduate Diploma level should enable UK registered pharmacists, members of the Institute of Biology or Royal Society of Chemistry to cover the body of knowledge required, in addition to their first degree, for registration as a Qualified Person according to EC Directive 75/319.
The key feature of this programme it enables healthcare and related personnel to extend their professional development and qualifications while continuing full-time professional employment. The Programme offers three part-time, flexible study options at Certificate, Diploma and Master of Science levels.
Learning and assessment
Teaching is by lectures, practical classes, tutorials, seminars and supervised research projects. Extensive use is made of IT and a wide range of materials is available to enable students to study at their own pace and in their own time to enhance and extend the material taught formally.
Assessment is by course work and written exams which take place at the end of the semester in which the module is taught. Results obtained in the second and final years contribute to the final degree classification
Where you Study
The course details and on-line registration can be found at the University of Manchester