The University of Bradford

Foundation Pharmacy Practice (Multi Sector)

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Rank: 69 (TCUG)

Location: Main Site


Study mode distance learning (with some attendance)

Degree: PG Diploma

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 24 months

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This programme has been designed to provide education and training for early career pharmacists in any patient-facing sector, to develop their knowledge and skills whilst working in practice.The NHS is currently experiencing an unprecedented demand for services, with increasing recognition of the need to provide personalised and seamless care. Pharmacists in every sector are in a position to play a key role in addressing these challenges. This programme is therefore mapped to both the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Foundation Pharmacy Framework (FPF) and the NHS Long Term Plan, enabling collaboration with all health professionals to ensure that the best quality of care can be delivered to the local population.This programme is suitable for pharmacists registered and practising in the UK, who are working at Foundation Level (newly qualified or in their first 1-2 years of practice).Students will have:the ability to solve complex problems and justify their decisionsthe confidence and ability to communicate effectively with patients and healthcare professionalsthe ability to reflect on their practice to inform their professional developmentthe confidence and ability to work effectively and proactively across healthcare organisations to improve the quality of person-centred care, minimise risk, optimise safety and reduce health inequalitiesan understanding of the priorities of the NHS as reflected in the NHS Long Term Plan. This includes understanding the role of a pharmacist across multiple sectors, person-centred care and treatment and prevention of ill healthThis is a part-time blended learning programme. The programme is delivered as a mixture of study days at the University of Bradford, webinars and self-directed learning.The course is not suitable for international students, although international students who are registered with the GPhC and working in the UK are able to apply.Please note that the support of your employer is normally required to complete this programme as assessments include work-based assessments.For advice on whether the Foundation is appropriate for you, or if you do not have the support of your employer, please contact the programme leader Sandra Martin.


Entry requirements

The student must have a degree in pharmacy, be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and have access to practice/clinical experience through employment in pharmacy within the UK. The Employer must be willing and capable of providing support to the student. English language requirements Students who have not been taught in English must have an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) overall band score of at least 7.0 in each of the four subsets (speaking, listening, reading and writing).

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IELTS: 6.0 (with no sub-test less than 5.5)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The University of Bradford.

About this university

International students

Students travel from around 130 different countries to study at Bradford and there are an average of 70 different languages spoken. The university has an International Office who are the first port of call for international students and are available to help with matters such as visas and immigration as well as English language support for those to whom English isn’t a main language. They can also assist with accommodation in and around the university, though if applied in time, international students are guaranteed a place. The website also contains country-specific information for those considering applying to the university. All students are automatically a member of the University of Bradford’s Students Union (UBU). The union also operates a shop, bars and advice services as well as a radio station, a cinema, a newspaper and a range of entertainment facilities. It is based in the new Student Central building on the main city campus. There are a wide range of activities and clubs on offer for students and there is a unique Fitness and lifestyle Centre on campus. This has a range of fitness equipment, a 25-metre pool and a climbing wall. The sports clubs on campus are the most popular and relate to a range of main sports. Other areas to get involved with include media and entertainment, volunteering around the larger community and student democracy issues that are at the heart of the student union.

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