Courses: Foundation Programme: Learning resources

The main focus of the Foundation Programme (FP) is on in-practice training and experiential learning in the workplace. This provides FP pharmacists with the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and experience in three core patient-facing areas (dispensary services, medicines optimisation (MO) and evidence based practice (EBP)), plus one additional optional area relevant to their area of practice (technical services – hospital, or public health - community / primary care). See below for some learning resources and other information to support each practice area.

Public health learning resources:

  1. Public Health – Brief interventions
  2. Public Health – Emergency contraception online course
  3. Public Health – Obesity online course
  4. Public Health – Smoking Cessation online course

Public health references and useful links:

  1. RPS Professional Standards for Public Health Practice for Pharmacy
  2. Royal Society for Public Health
  3. Faculty of Public Health
  4. Making Life Better: A Whole System Strategic Framework for Public Health 2013-2023
  5. The Public Health Agency
  6. Community Development and Health Network Northern Ireland
  7. The Health Well
  8. Decision Making in the Transtheoretical Model of Change
  9. Motivational Interviewing website