Modules on this course include:
- Clinical Decision Making and Stages of Care (20 credits)
Develop and rationalise your clinical decision making skills as a pharmacist practitioner. Learn how to interpret and consider all relevant information in the context of the patient, including medicines optimisation. Develop your underpinning knowledge as a pharmacist for effective clinical decisions for better patient outcomes
- Patient Safety (20 credits)
Learn about patient safety looking at medicines-related risk, prescribing of high-risk medicines, monitoring requirements of specific drugs, therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) and the application of advanced pharmaceutical calculations in practice. Understand how care providers identify and quantify clinical risk. Understand processes of risk assessment and management from an organisational perspective, encapsulating theoretical models of risk in addition to the ethical and legal issues surrounding adverse events.
- Evidence Based Medicine (10 credits)
Get an introduction to the concepts of evidence-based medicine and evidence-based practice and the processes involved in applying this into everyday practice. Learn how to undertake a literature review using major healthcare and specific databases. Understand the concepts of the hierarchy of medical/scientific data and its relevance within medical practice.
- Clinical Investigation and Diagnostics (10 credits)
Build upon the general biochemical data obtained from patients and look at specific markers for a number of different conditions, for example, pancreatitis. Explore the sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic tests. Develop your ability to critically analyse investigations and formulate management plans to monitor disease states and drug therapies, taking into consideration medicines optimisation.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.