Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) Dr A K Husband – Acting Dean of Pharmacy
Division of Pharmacy • Formed as part of the renaming of the School of Medicine and Health to School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health. • Currently working towards full accreditation with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) for the MPharm. • Will commence in the AY 2013-2014 with an initial intake of 40 students. • Subsequent intakes will be 60, 80, 100, 120 predicated upon various changes within the profession. 120 will be the maximum cohort size.
Durham MPharm PHAR1006 Fundamentals of Pharmacy- the integration of science and practice 120 credits PHAR2006 Pharmaceutical Care- pathology, patients and professionalism 120 Credits PHAR3006 Applied Pharmaceutical Interventions- design, delivery and decisions 120 Credits PHAR4013 Research Project 60 Credits PHAR4003 Targeted Therapeutics- optimisation, critique and responsibility 60 Credits
The Durham MPharm • Innovative, integrated, research-led programme. • Includes a full range of placements, but specifically focuses on placements to widen experience of healthcare as a whole. • Retains the strong science-base of pharmacy with clear orientation to clinical practice. • Capitalises on current strengths within Durham. • Includes an innovative assessment strategy. • Is adaptable to potential changes within pharmacy education (MPC).
Admissions • Currently we require: • Minimum GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C or above; • AAB (or equivalent) at A 'Level, which must include Biology and Chemistry; • equivalent qualifications are documented by the University. Any access to HE courses must have sufficient chemistry for our needs. We will review this on an individual basis; • all applicants must satisfy Fitness to Practice (FtP) requirements on admission and throughout the programme. • These are initial requirements and are possibly subject to change within the normal recruitment cycle deadlines. • We do not interview applicants at present.
What are the employment options? • Currently almost 100% of MPharm graduates enter pre-registration training – this is changing. • On completion of pre-registration training, including the national registration assessment students will be eligible to register with GPhC. • Employment options are: • Community • Hospital • Industrial • Academic