Penny Mosley - Programme Leader
Penny began her professional career at Boots the Chemists, and worked her way through pharmacy and store management to become a Professional Development and Primary Care Pharmacist. As well now working at the University of Lincoln she also works as a local tutor for the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) in Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. She also teaches the new primary care study sessions for the East Midlands region which supports community pharmacists to develop their skills to begin working with General Practitioners.Academic Staff List
Welcome to MPharm Pharmacy
How You Study
What You Need to Know
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
The School teaching staff include a mixture of pharmaceutical scientists and registered pharmacists. Local teacher-practitioners will also be involved in MPharm teaching and placement supervision.
Students will have the opportunity to learn through a variety of teaching methods including lectures, which will be supported by workshops, tutorials, seminars, computer-based learning, and practical classes. In addition students can learn through patient-based learning, problem-based case studies and problem-based practical classes, interprofessional learning, and individual research projects.
Patient-based learning: MPharm Students can work with patients throughout the course to develop their communication, consultation, and clinical skills such as care planning and clinical decision-making. This will be taught through placements, within our clinical skills unit, and by engaging in health related outreach projects with the student body of the University and wider community. Costs relating to placements are outlined in the Placements section.
Problem-based learning: Students will have the chance to work in smaller groups to evaluate specific problems relating to pharmaceutical sciences or clinical care under the guidance of a tutor to learn about a subject through problem-solving.
Interprofessional learning: MPharm students can work together with students of other disciplines such as nursing and social care to foster the development of good working relationships and shared care and gain an appreciation that pharmacists are an important part of a healthcare team.
MPharm students will have the opportunity to undertake placements within hospital, community, and primary care. These will be integrated throughout the curriculum to support students’ learning and development. As part of the placement programme the School will arrange, and cover the cost of travel for those students whose placement is outside a 10 mile radius of Lincoln. Outside of this, they will be required to cover their own transport, accommodation, and general living costs.
How you are assessed
Accreditations and Memberships
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is the regulator for pharmacy in Great Britain. It is the accrediting body for pharmacy education and sets the standards for the initial education and training of pharmacists. The MPharm degree course at the University of Lincoln has now received full accreditation. Our graduates can progress to their foundation training year, after which they can register as a pharmacist if they meet all of the professional criteria set by the GPhC. Further information can be found on the GPhC website together with accreditation reports from all of the Schools of Pharmacy. Please note that as the MPharm is a professional degree. We have to inform you that all students studying on an MPharm degree, must abide by the GPhC Standards for Pharmacy Professionals. Students studying to enter the pharmacy profession must abide by these standards at all times and demonstrate professional conduct in the same way as they will be expected to once they qualify as a registered pharmacist.
Entry Requirements 2023-24
All MPharm Pharmacy applicants will be required to attend an interview (which will include group activities). This is a condition for making applicants an offer. Applicants will receive an invitation to attend an interview via UCAS Track. Alternative arrangements will be considered for applicants who cannot attend, e.g. if based overseas or applicants with disabilities.
Pharmacy graduates may go on to work in a range of clinical environments, including hospitals, primary care and community pharmacies, and as non-medical prescribers. Other opportunities also exist in a variety of research and development roles within the pharmaceutical industry, and in academia in the UK and abroad.
"The School of Pharmacy at Lincoln has a close bond with the hospitals in Lincolnshire, the Co-operative pharmacies, and many other health trusts, which provides a wide range of placement opportunities and professional development."Faatimah Patel, MPharm Pharmacy graduate
Visit Us in Person
The best way to find out what it is really like to live and learn at Lincoln is to join us for one of our Open Days. Discover our Joseph Banks Laboratories, which provides specialist teaching suites and laboratories for study and research.Book Your Place
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