NICPLD (in collaboration with the School of Pharmacy at QUB) provides an MSc for hospital pharmacists in Northern Ireland who wish to develop their practice to an advanced level. The programme is a natural progression from the Foundation Programme and takes two years to complete.
The course content is based on the Advanced Practice Framework of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and includes NICPLD's non-medical prescribing course.
The aims of the MSc in Advanced Pharmacy Practice (with Independent Prescribing) are to facilitate pharmacists in attaining "Excellence" standard based on the competencies defined in the Advanced Practice Framework, and to enable graduates to register as Independent Prescribers with the Pharmaceutical Society of NI or the GPhC.
For further information on competency frameworks and the advanced practice course, click here.
Hospital Pharmacists should contact their HSC Trust Clinical Pharmacy Lead for information on how to apply.