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Pharmacy Studies: An Introduction Part 2

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Jan 2023

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Course overview

This course builds on the knowledge and skills achieved through Introduction to Pharmacy part 1 or for school leavers, young people, adults and mature applicants and those wishing to return to formal education and gain recognised qualifications. This is a level 5 course and covers skills and knowledge related to working in a pharmacy.

This is a short full-time course which runs for 18 weeks (with about 16 hours per week in college plus a three hour per week self-study allocation). At present due to Coronavirus restrictions this course will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. For further information please contact:

carol.hyland@edinburghcollege.ac.uk or matthew.lauder@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

Students studying pharmacy courses will be required to apply for a PVG and may be eligible in the future after undertaking further studies to register with the General Pharmaceutical Council. Read about these here and find out what you need to do.

What you will learn

  • Introduction to pharmacy sale and supply
  • Introduction to good dispensing practice
  • Pharmacy factors and interfaces
  • First aid for Pharmacy
  • The human body

Placement information

  • There is no formal placement requirement for this course, however, there may be work experience opportunities in a pharmacy setting as available, where you would be observing members of the pharmacy team.

How the course is assessed

  • End of unit assessments and continually throughout.

Number of days per week

  • Three days per week with three hours per week for self-study and additional team working and community-based activities as appropriate.
  • Please expect three full days 09:00-16:30

Entry requirements

  • Existing students may be considered for progression from Pharmacy Introduction: Part 1. Suitability for progression onto further study will be determined by achievement, a good attendance record, good conduct and you will require a successful progression discussion with the delivery team
  • External applicants will be considered on merit, however, candidates must demonstrate a keen interest in pharmacy and/or health care, be well presented and have good interpersonal and communication skills.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • All successful applicants will be invited along to an applicant day. 
  • For this level, of course, your workwear is funded through your bursary award (no requirement for you to pay). Workwear is required to be worn when in college pharmacy areas.

 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Route to Careers in Pharmacy - Level 6
  • All applications for progression are considered on merit. Suitability for progression onto further study will be determined by achievement, a good attendance record, good conduct and you will require a successful progression discussion with the delivery team.

Career options

  • This Introduction to Pharmacy course is designed for you to progress onto further study. Some students may choose to gain employment in a pharmacy setting.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 23/01/23 20 Weeks

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