MCAST Advanced Diploma for Pharmacy Technicians
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|MQF Level||Level 4|
|Duration||2 years full-time|
|Entry Requirements||MCAST Diploma in Applied Science or MCAST Diploma in Health and Social Care (with additional module in Chemistry) or 4 SEC/O-Level passes/SSC&P (Level 3) passes Compulsory: English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry Preferred: Biology|
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|Study/Course Delivery||During this two-year programme students will follow 17 units of study and will also experience work placement training. Students will follow a structured taught programme that will consist of class-based lectures. Work placement will be carried out on a one-day work placement per week for both academic years in a pharmacy environment, as well as an annual block placement.|
|Assessment||All units within this course are locally assessed through formal assessments. For each unit of study a limited number of formal assessments (between 2 to 4) will also be carried out by students to provide evidence of their learning. Work-placed assessments will also be carried out through visits and monitoring of students’ logbooks.|
|Programme Learning Outcomes||1.Assist in the provision of services within the pharmacy environment.|
2.Recall the national regulations and policies regarding use, distribution, storage and supply of medicines to patients and pharmacy customers.
3.Explain the uses and limitations of medicines, including their management in practice.
4.Use standard pharmacy resources to provide a service to pharmacy customers.
|Core Study Units||Pharmacy technician|
|Specialist Units||Biological Science and Human Physiology Microbiology and its application Chemistry for Pharmacy Actions and Uses of Medicines(A) Actions and Uses of Medicines(B) Actions and Uses of Medicines(C) Actions and Uses of Medicines(D) Pharmaceutics Principles and standards for good pharmaceutical practices Pharmacy Law and Ethics Pharmacy Practice Pharmaceutical services and activities in primary care Practice and activity in the hospital setting Pharmaceutical activities in the industry Work experience in the primary care setting Work experience in the hospital setting|
|Supporting Units||Key Skills|
|Progress After Completion|
|Career Opportunities||Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Sciences (Physiological Measurements)|