Clinical Pharmacy Practice

Robert Gordon University


This course has been designed to deliver a broad education in clinical pharmacy for all qualified Pharmacists irrespective of their country of undergraduate study or practice, and provides an opportunity to focus your studies more specifically to your area of practice. It will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to enhance your decision-making and patient care abilities.

Stage 1:
The first two modules in Pharmaceutical Care Planning and Therapeutics are common and are studied over 2 semesters.

You can exit after Stage 1 with PgCert Clinical Pharmacy Practice.

Stage 2:
In this stage students choose two 30-credit modules from the four options including; Medicines Management: Collaborative Working - where you will critically explore successful approaches to practice that ensure safe, effective and efficient use of medicines through collaborative working; Developing and Implementing Models of Care – where you will critically investigate the structures, processes and outcomes of a variety of pharmacy services in specialist areas including hospital, community and primary care; Person Centred Care – where you will develop an understanding of person-centred care with a focus on pharmaceutical care and service provision; and Prescribing: theory and practice – where you will understand the basic skills needed to establish a pharmacist prescribing service in practice.

You can exit after Stage 2 with PgDip Clinical Pharmacy Practice.

Stage 3:
In this stage you will undertake Health Services Research – and develop skills and expertise in relation to research and development of pharmacy services.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in pharmacy from a UK university or overseas equivalent, at a minimum of honours level and one years post-registration experience OR an integrated masters degree in pharmacy (MPharm) and professional registration OR in consultation with the course leader.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

2 years - 4 months


School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

SCQF Level



Career Area

Health and Medicine

Career Sectors

Alternative Medicine

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