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M.Sc. Online

Clinical Pharmacy

University College Cork Online

24 months
Duration
8000 EUR/year
4100 EUR/year
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The Clinical Pharmacy programme of University College Cork Online is a two-year, part-time distance learning course specially designed for pharmacists employed in a healthcare setting, who want to enhance their clinical pharmacy knowledge and practice skills. Much of the learning is case-based so scientific and professional elements are integrated.

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Overview

The Clinical Pharmacy programme of University College Cork Online is designed to maximise contact between student and tutor while allowing distance learning via the internet and through teleconferences/webinars with experienced medical and pharmacy practitioners.

Course Practicalities

Delivered entirely by distance learning. Apart from the final year exams, students are not required to attend the university. A compulsory induction webinar at the start of year 1 introduces students to the structure of the programme. The taught modules incorporate a combination of printed module workbooks, teleconferences, web-based seminars and online assessments. Students communicate with the module co-ordinators and each other through regular teleconferences/ webinars and via the Internet (using Blackboard, UCC’s learning management system).

Course materials are circulated under a strict timetable and all module assignments must be returned within set deadlines. Average 10 to 15 hours a week on teleconference/webinar preparation and participation, general reading, case studies, assignments and examination study and half a day each week on clinical placement/ work-based learning.

Skills and Careers Information

If you are interested in becoming a leader in clinical pharmacy services, our course will provide you with the skills you need. These include presentation skills, report writing, critical appraisal of drug therapies and rational drug use, pharmacoeconomic evaluation, research project management and medication safety management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biostatistics/Critical Appraisal 
  • Pharmacoeconomics 
  • Pharmacotherapy II: Endocrinology, CNS (Psychiatry/ Neurology), Musculoskeletal, Infectious Disease
  • Pharmacotherapy III: Special Populations
  • Pharmacotherapy I: Renal, Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Drugs and Therapeutics: Safety, Efficacy and Rational Use

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

90 alternative credits
  • Pathway I - 90 credits
  • Pathway II (one year course) - 45 credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates must hold a primary pharmacy degree from a School of Pharmacy that is approved by the Programme Committee;
  • They must be registered with the professional accreditation authority in the country in which they are practising;
  • Candidates should have practical experience in their area of qualifications of at least one year post-registration;
  • Candidates must be employed in a healthcare setting;
  • Applicants may be requested to undergo an interview;
  • All candidates will be required to have full access to computer and internet facilities and to be computer literate;
  • In some exceptional circumstances candidates, by virtue of their training and experience may, at the discretion of the Programme Director and the Head of School, be deemed suitable for entry to the degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4100 EUR per year during 24 months.

Funding

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