Subjects covered include medical and surgical therapeutics, medicines information, pharmacoeconomics, purchasing skills, good manufacturing practice and aseptics, immunology and biotechnology.
Management issues as they relate to hospital pharmacy and the broader context of healthcare systems are also addressed. Coursework is underpinned by a comprehensive practice-based element where students rotate through a variety of specialist areas to ensure that broad, practical experience is obtained in such areas as medicines information, dispensary, aseptic compounding and clinical specialities.
Assessment is on a continual basis through formal examinations, written assignments, oral presentations and competency-based assessments. Students are required to undertake a research project and must demonstrate research competency. Research and methodological skills are addressed in a dedicated module that also covers an introduction to statistical evaluation. This is a two-year, part-time course with lectures and tutorials taking place on one half day per week in central locations. Courses are conducted on a biennial basis.
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- Practice of Hospital Pharmacy
- Medical therapeutics I & II & Surgical therapeutics
- Medical Specialities Part I & II
- Health Services Management
- Research Module
Assessment of the course includes written examinations, written assignments, oral presentations, an OSCE and a written dissertation (approximately 20,000 words in length). For the award of the M.Sc., candidates must satisfy the examiners in both the taught and research components of the course. A viva-voce examination will be conducted by the External Examiner.
- 24 months
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DisciplinesPharmacy View 24 other Masters in Pharmacy in Ireland
- Eligible candidates must hold a first or second-class honors (upper division) degree in pharmacy, have experience working in hospital pharmacy practice and be registered (or eligible to be registered) with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland prior to the January start date. Please note that for applications to this course two references are required; one academic and one non-academic. Please note that some students will have to attend interviews in order to compete for clinical placements.
International10349 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10349 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA5172 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5172 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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