Pharmacy

MPharm PHARMACY WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR

Key details 

MPHARM PHARMACY WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR

Start Year
2021
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Pharmacy
UCAS course code
8B23
Entry Requirements
CCC

Assessment for Year 1

We employ a range of innovative assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessment and objective clinical pharmacy examinations.

We carefully select our assessment methods to:

  • Optimise student learning and development
  • Develop professionalism
  • Develop clinical decision making skills
  • Prepare students for professional and scientific practice

Support for assessment is central to our ethos.  This is achieved through provision of:

  • Mock assessments and feedback for exams
  • Feedback on first drafts of course assignments
  • Drop in sessions to provide time to support students throughout the degree

Examples of assessment types include:

  • Short answer and multiple choice tests
  • Essays and laboratory reports
  • Pharmaceutical care plans
  • Objective structured clinical examinations
  • Professional development portfolios
  • Oral and poster presentations
  • Scientific paper writing
  • Staff and peer assessment
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Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 2

We employ a range of innovative assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessment and objective clinical pharmacy examinations.

We carefully select our assessment methods to:

  • Optimise student learning and development
  • Develop professionalism
  • Develop clinical decision making skills
  • Prepare students for professional and scientific practice

Support for assessment is central to our ethos.  This is achieved through provision of:

  • Mock assessments and feedback for exams
  • Feedback on first drafts of course assignments
  • Drop in sessions to provide time to support students throughout the degree

Examples of assessment types include:

  • Short answer and multiple choice tests
  • Essays and laboratory reports
  • Pharmaceutical care plans
  • Objective structured clinical examinations
  • Professional development portfolios
  • Oral and poster presentations
  • Scientific paper writing
  • Staff and peer assessment
Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 3

We employ a range of innovative assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessment and objective clinical pharmacy examinations.

We carefully select our assessment methods to:

  • Optimise student learning and development
  • Develop professionalism
  • Develop clinical decision making skills
  • Prepare students for professional and scientific practice

Support for assessment is central to our ethos.  This is achieved through provision of:

  • Mock assessments and feedback for exams
  • Feedback on first drafts of course assignments
  • Drop in sessions to provide time to support students throughout the degree

Examples of assessment types include:

  • Short answer and multiple choice tests
  • Essays and laboratory reports
  • Pharmaceutical care plans
  • Objective structured clinical examinations
  • Professional development portfolios
  • Oral and poster presentations
  • Scientific paper writing
  • Staff and peer assessment
Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 4

We employ a range of innovative assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessment and objective clinical pharmacy examinations.

We carefully select our assessment methods to:

  • Optimise student learning and development
  • Develop professionalism
  • Develop clinical decision making skills
  • Prepare students for professional and scientific practice

Support for assessment is central to our ethos.  This is achieved through provision of:

  • Mock assessments and feedback for exams
  • Feedback on first drafts of course assignments
  • Drop in sessions to provide time to support students throughout the degree

Examples of assessment types include:

  • Short answer and multiple choice tests
  • Essays and laboratory reports
  • Pharmaceutical care plans
  • Objective structured clinical examinations
  • Professional development portfolios
  • Oral and poster presentations
  • Scientific paper writing
  • Staff and peer assessment
Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 5

We employ a range of innovative assessment methods based on the procedures you will use as a qualified pharmacist, including portfolio-based assessment and objective clinical pharmacy examinations.

We carefully select our assessment methods to:

  • Optimise student learning and development
  • Develop professionalism
  • Develop clinical decision making skills
  • Prepare students for professional and scientific practice

Support for assessment is central to our ethos.  This is achieved through provision of:

  • Mock assessments and feedback for exams
  • Feedback on first drafts of course assignments
  • Drop in sessions to provide time to support students throughout the degree

Examples of assessment types include:

  • Short answer and multiple choice tests
  • Essays and laboratory reports
  • Pharmaceutical care plans
  • Objective structured clinical examinations
  • Professional development portfolios
  • Oral and poster presentations
  • Scientific paper writing
  • Staff and peer assessment
Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Year 0 (Foundation Year)

Compulsory Modules (100 Credits)

Code CHE-3004A - (20 Credits)

A module designed for you, if you are on a Science Faculty degree with a Foundation Year. You will receive an introduction to the structure and electronic configuration of the atom. You will learn how to predict the nature of bonding given the position of elements in the periodic table and therefore. You will be introduced to the chemistry of key groups of elements. You will become familiar with key measures such as the mole and the determination of concentrations. The module includes laboratory work. No prior knowledge of chemistry is assumed.

Code CHE-3003B - (20 Credits)

A course in chemistry intended to take you to the level required to begin a relevant degree in the Faculty of Science. The module will help you to develop an understanding of: reactions of functional groups in organic chemistry; basic thermodynamics; spectroscopic techniques; transition metal chemistry and practical laboratory skills.

Code BIO-3002A - (20 Credits)

The topics covered on the module will give you a basic grounding in biological processes including the fundamental characteristics of living things; basic metabolic processes; an understanding of evolution and knowledge of the levels of biological organisation with some focus given to organ systems. This module also gives you the opportunity to develop key transferable skills which may include lab skills, report writing, assignment preparation, researching and evaluating evidence, giving and responding to presentations.

Code BIO-3001B - (20 Credits)

The topics covered will give you a basic grounding in biological processes including the fundamental characteristics of living things; basic metabolic processes; an understanding of evolution and knowledge of the levels of biological organisation with some focus given to organ systems. This module also gives you the opportunity to develop key transferable skills such as lab skills, report writing, assignment preparation, researching and evaluating evidence, giving and responding to presentations.

Code PHA-3001Y - (20 Credits)

Learn the essential study skills and approaches used in pharmacy education. You’ll focus on the fundamentals, helping you become a reflective practitioner with knowledge of the basic principles of pharmaceutical calculations and measurements.

 

Options Range A (20 Credits)

Students will be assigned to the relevant mathematics module based on their previous qualifications.

Code MTHB3001A - (20 Credits)

Taught by lectures and seminars to bring students from Maths GCSE towards A-level standard, this module covers several algebraic topics including functions, polynomials and quadratic equations. Trigonometry is approached both geometrically up to Sine and Cosine Rule and as a collection of waves and other functions. The main new topic is Differential Calculus including the Product and Chain Rules. We will also introduce Integral Calculus and apply it to areas. Students should have a strong understanding of GCSE Mathematics.

Code MTHB3005A - (20 Credits)

This is a course in mathematics for students who have studied Maths at GCSE level gaining a grade B/C or equivalent and/or more than two years ago. The course includes some AS level material relevant to science. This module is reserved for students on the Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, Environmental Science or Computing Foundation Years.

 

Year 1

Compulsory Modules (120 Credits)

Code PHA-4010Y - (120 Credits)

In this module you will build your scientific knowledge and begin to apply it in the context of drugs and medicines, with a focus on hypertension, using a diverse range of teaching methods. You will start to develop your clinical, communication and professional skills to support safe, compassionate patient care. By expanding your transferable skills and enhancing your employability you will begin your journey to become a highly-regarded pharmacy professional.

Code HSCI4001Y - (0 Credits)

Interprofessional collaboration & working is proven to improve outcomes in health & social care. In this module you’ll meet and work with others from across healthcare programmes at UEA in a 2 hour learning event. You will explore how teams can work in different scenarios where the focus is on cognitive impairment & communication difficulties across the lifespan. You’ll begin to reflect on your personal and professional development, and begin to explore how you will collaborate & work with other professions to provide integrated person-centred care. In the 2 hour session you may also have the opportunity to become a Dementia Friend. You may also have the option to complete a Reflective Workbook to guide your foundational learning on Dementia Awareness & Learning Disability Awareness. You will be assessed on this through a set of multiple choice questions.

 

Year 2 

Compulsory Module (120 Credits)

Code PHA-5010Y - (120 Credits)

You will build your scientific knowledge and skills in the context of a range of common medical conditions including cancer, asthma, diabetes and infections. You will develop your clinical and professional skills and apply your knowledge to manage these diseases and support patient care.

 

Year 3 

Compulsory Module (120 Credits)

Code PHA-6020Y - (120 Credits)

In this module you will develop advanced, integrated knowledge in the design and development of medicines and their pharmacological actions. You will recognise the relationships between medical conditions, begin to develop clinical judgement and apply evidence-based approaches to patient care. Central to this module is the “bench to bedside” project where you will apply your experimental skills to take a drug molecule from conception to administration to patients.

 

Year 4 

Compulsory Modules (120 Credits)

Code PHA-7018Y - (60 Credits)

Learn how the boundaries of pharmaceutical knowledge are advanced through research and develop an understanding of the research and communication skills associated with scientific best practice. In collaboration with an academic supervisor, you’ll conduct a research project leading to an expertise or in-depth knowledge in a selected area of pharmaceutical research at the forefront of the academic discipline. Following the project work, you’ll prepare a research paper commensurate with journal publication and deliver an oral presentation at a student research conference.

Code PHA-7020B - (40 Credits)

In this module you will apply previously acquired clinical and scientific knowledge and skills to complex situations. You will work through a range of multifaceted case studies and professional dilemmas in a variety of care environments. It will provide you with an excellent grounding to your early career as a pharmacist.

Code PHA-7023B - (20 Credits)

You will draw upon the investigative techniques developed in the Pharmaceutical Research Project and build on your knowledge and skills developed in all modules in Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the course. In this module you will study two (of a range) pharmaceutically-related special topics in depth and develop an extensive knowledge in these selected areas.

 

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Entry Requirements

A Levels

CCC

BTEC

MMM

Scottish highers

BBCCC

Scottish highers advanced

DDD

Irish leaving certificate

6 subjects at H4

Access course

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3

European Baccalaureate

60% overall

International Baccalaureate

28 points

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Additional entry requirements

General Studies and Critical Thinking A Levels are not accepted.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health Check

During your first semester, we ask that you apply for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. In addition to your DBS check, if you have lived outside of the UK for a continuous period of 4 months or more within the last five years, you will also be required to complete and submit a police check, (from your home country if this is not the UK) or a Certificate of Good Conduct. A template for this is provided by the Student Disclosure Service when they begin your DBS check.

You will also be required as are all UK pharmacy students to sign up to a national "Code of Conduct for Pharmacy Students". You may view this document at:

http://www.pharmacyregulation.org/education/pharmacist/student-code-conduct

In addition to reviewing the "Student Fitness to Practice Policy and Procedures" which are developed to address any concerns about a student's fitness to practice, including issues relating to conduct and health in relation to patient safety and professional standards.

PLEASE NOTE: Non-completion of the DBS or Occupational health checks or an adverse DBS outcome may result in withdrawal from the programme.

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

We welcome applications from students with non-traditional academic backgrounds.  If you have been out of study for the last three years and you do not have the entry grades for our three year degree, we will consider your educational and employment history, along with your personal statement and reference to gain a holistic view of your suitability for the course. You will still need to meet our GCSE English Language and Mathematics requirements. All applicants for this course are interviewed.

If you are currently studying your level 3 qualifications, we may be able to give you a reduced grade offer based on these circumstances:

  • You live in an area with low progression to higher education (we use Polar 4, quintile 1 & 2 data)

  • You will be 21 years of age or over at the start of the course

  • You have been in care or you are a young full time carer

  • You are studying at a school which our Outreach Team are working closely with

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading): 

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) 

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list

Interviews

Applicants submitting UCAS applications that include a good personal statement and academic reference as well as a strong academic background will be invited to an interview.  We will be in touch prior to the interview to arrange a suitable time.

Interviews will be held virtually with a member of academic staff from the School of Pharmacy. Please note that we do not disclose interview questions. Typically, we will look for you to demonstrate a good understanding of the course, your approaches to decision making, effective teamwork and a desire to help others.

The selection process is designed to help us choose students with the appropriate skills and attitudes to become excellent pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists.  

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.

 

Intakes

This course is open to UK applicants only.  The annual intake is in September each year.

Foundation courses for international applicants are run by our partners at INTO.

Course Reference Number: 1545013

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Course related costs

Prior to commencing the course you’ll need to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which also involves a fee. And you’ll need to undergo an occupational health check and pay for any necessary vaccinations before going on placement.

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs.

Course Reference Number: 1545013

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option. 

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The application allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it is sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges. 

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14. 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University.  

 

 

Course Reference Number: 1545013
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Pharmacy
UCAS course code
8B23
Entry Requirements
CCC
Develop your clinical skills and the study the science underpinning medicines and health at one of the UK’s leading Pharmacy Schools. Our five-year Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) with a Foundation Year prepares you for University-level study if you don’t have the right qualifications for direct entry to the four-year degree course. We’ll help you develop as both a scientist and a practitioner, with embedded practical and experiential learning throughout to optimise your development. You’ll work with patients, developing your clinical skills to maximise your employability after graduation.
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