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Overview

Summary

This module provides the necessary pharmacological knowledge within the context of the underpinning pathophysiology that will enable the healthcare professional to prescribe safely, appropriately, and effectively within a collaborative health care team. It will be offered through a blended combination of e-learning, taught components and threaded discussion with supported group work. Assessment is by a combination of coursework and a synoptic examination.

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About

This module provides the core information that is essential for safe and effective prescribing. The student will be expected to develop an in-depth understanding of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics as well as the mode of action, dosage, side effects, contraindications and interactions of drugs used to manage a wide range of disorders. The knowledge of these drugs must be underpinned by an understanding of both the condition for which it is prescribed and the drug’s expected/possible physiological action and response in order for the student to be able to critically analyse the evidence basis for prescribing.

Linked programmes

PgCert/PgDip/MSc Advancing Practice, PgCert/PgDip/MSc Advancing Practice, PgCert Medicines Management, PgCert Medicines Management

Assessment

Assessment is by a combination of coursework and a synoptic examination

Attendance

Module runs over a 12 week period in total. Students are expected to attend all classes and complete all coursework associated with the module.

Exact Teaching dates are TBC

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

(a)(i) Have a second class Honours degree or better in an Allied Health Profession subject from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or

(ii) Have an equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification; and

(iii) Where applicable be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

(iv) Where applicable have continued employment in an area relevant to the chosen modules.

(v) Have a minimum of one year's post-qualification experience (excluding course attendance).

(b) Provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent) and for non-native English speakers, IELTS 7.0 (with no contributing band at less than 6.5) or, as an alternative to (a) (i) or (a) (ii) and/or (b):

(c) In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 7.0 with no band score less than 6.5.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Start dates

  • 29 January 2018
How to apply

Apply

How to apply

SELF FUNDED PLACES
Interested self-funded candidates should make a direct application using the University's online application system which can be accessed via the University homepage or by using the following link: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/applyonline.

Start dates

  • 29 January 2018

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£882.00
England, Scotland & Wales:
£882.00
International:
£2,206.50

Fees information

Please note fees displayed are for 2017/18 Academic Entry. Fees are correct at the time of publishing.

Information about how to pay for a course including different payment options is available at

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/fees/payment_policy_1718.pdf

Contact

Module Co-ordinator:​

Dr Ciara Hughes

T: +44 (0)28 9036 6227

E: cm.hughes@ulster.ac.uk

Faculty contact regarding admissions and application process:

Mrs Julie Nesbitt

T: +44 (0)28 9036 6029

E: jh.nesbitt@ulster.ac.uk