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MPharm Pharmacy MPharm Pharmacy

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Penny Mosley - Programme Leader

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.

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Welcome to MPharm Pharmacy

The MPharm course at Lincoln combines the science of medicines and disease with the development of the patient-facing decision-making skills and professional practice required by modern pharmacists.

Our School of Pharmacy is involved in innovative projects to develop new models of pharmaceutical care. Students can learn from, and work alongside, our team of academics who aim to develop the next generation of pharmacists to shape and develop future pharmacy practice.

The course introduces the science underpinning how drugs are developed and produced and how they interact with the body to treat and prevent disease. It includes an understanding of how we evaluate medicines for safety and effectiveness. The patient-facing skills include developing the clinical decision-making and communication skills required to translate and apply the science to optimise treatment for individual patients within the different sectors of pharmacy practice.

This degree aims to enable students to develop the relevant knowledge and skills to succeed in this exciting profession. The Lincoln MPharm qualification enables graduates, once they have completed an additional pre-registration year and passed a final national registration assessment, to apply for registration as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

The University of Lincoln's School of Pharmacy has excellent links with local hospitals, community pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals, providing opportunities to develop students' clinical learning and skills within a wide range of practices and patient-facing environments throughout the course.

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.

Welcome to MPharm Pharmacy

The MPharm course at Lincoln combines the science of medicines and disease with the development of the patient-facing decision-making skills and professional practice required by modern pharmacists.

Our School of Pharmacy is involved in innovative projects to develop new models of pharmaceutical care. Students can learn from, and work alongside, our team of academics who aim to develop the next generation of pharmacists to shape and develop future pharmacy practice.

The course introduces the science underpinning how drugs are developed and produced and how they interact with the body to treat and prevent disease. It includes an understanding of how we evaluate medicines for safety and effectiveness. The patient-facing skills include developing the clinical decision-making and communication skills required to translate and apply the science to optimise treatment for individual patients within the different sectors of pharmacy practice.

This degree aims to enable students to develop the relevant knowledge and skills to succeed in this exciting profession. The Lincoln MPharm qualification enables graduates, once they have completed an additional pre-registration year and passed a final national registration assessment, to apply for registration as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

The University of Lincoln's School of Pharmacy has excellent links with local hospitals, community pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals, providing opportunities to develop students' clinical learning and skills within a wide range of practices and patient-facing environments throughout the course.

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.

How You Study

Two fully integrated pharmacy modules are taught each year, making a total of eight modules. These follow the life cycle of the patient, initially in a healthy state, and then the same modules are studied from the perspective of disease and ill health.

The course is taught within the context of the medical conditions that patients present, and is structured around a typical patients life cycle. It is supported by case studies and patient-facing activities, which increase in complexity as the course progresses and the patient ages.

Students can learn within the context of the common conditions that present at that stage of life, supported by case studies. These fall within several therapeutic learning threads, that will be revisited and develop as the course progresses, and the complexity of care increases. The course will incorporate important aspects of pharmaceutical care, clinical and professional skills and health promotion integrated with the underlying science of the diseases and of the medicines used.

The science (how medicines work, how patients work) and the professional skills (how pharmacists work) are taught in an integrated fashion in the context of the range of common clinical conditions a patient might experience. For example:

Level 1 (Early Years)

- Immunological and Inflammatory Disease Infant Allergy, Atopic Eczema
- Infectious Disease Conjunctivitis, Childhood Infections, Vaccinations
- Cancer Leukaemia
- Special Topics Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Drugs, Blood and Anaemia

Level 2 (Young Adults)

- Immunological and Inflammatory Disease Asthma, Hay Fever, Contact Dermatitis
- Infectious Disease STD
- Cancer Testicular Cancer, Ovarian Cancer
- Special Topics Accidents and Emergency, Critical Care
- Degenerative and Genetic Disease Cystic Fibrosis
- Central Nervous System Schizophrenia, ADHD, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Epilepsy, Drugs in Sport
- Metabolic and Endocrine Disease Type 1 Diabetes, Contraception, Fertility, Thyroid

Level 3 (Middle Aged)

- Immunological and Inflammatory Disease Inflammatory Bowel Disease, RA, Psoriasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Infectious Disease Urinary Tract Infection, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Peptic Ulcer Disease and Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease
- Cancer Breast Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer
- Special Topics Travel, Neonatal Care
- Degenerative and Genetic Disease Mens Health, Huntingtons, Musculoskeletal (OA/Pain), Incontinence
- Central Nervous System BAD, Anxiety and Depression
- Metabolic and Endocrine Disease Type 2 Diabetes, Gout, Addisons, Lipid Disorders, Menopause, Liver and Nutritional Diseases
- Vascular Disease Hypertension, Ischaemic Heart Disease, Stroke, AF

Level 4 (Twilight Years)

- Infectious Disease Pneumonia, Influenza
- Cancer Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer
- Special Topics Palliative Care
- Degenerative and Genetic Disease Parkinsons Disease
- Central Nervous System Insomnia, Alzheimers
- Metabolic and Endocrine Disease Osteoporosis
- Vascular Disease Congestive Heart Failure, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Chronic Kidney Disease.

The course is taught through integrated learning sessions, workshops and tutorials, laboratory and physiology practicals, group tutorials, problem-based learning, placements, and health promotion activities in the community. Students may also have the opportunity to work with patients in our consultation rooms.

The MPharm provides a structured placement programme over all 4 years in community and hospital pharmacies, GP practices, and a variety of others locations including hospices, critical care, and a mental health trust.

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.

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How You Study

Two fully integrated pharmacy modules are taught each year, making a total of eight modules. These follow the life cycle of the patient, initially in a healthy state, and then the same modules are studied from the perspective of disease and ill health.

The course is taught within the context of the medical conditions that patients present, and is structured around a typical patients life cycle. It is supported by case studies and patient-facing activities, which increase in complexity as the course progresses and the patient ages.

Students can learn within the context of the common conditions that present at that stage of life, supported by case studies. These fall within several therapeutic learning threads, that will be revisited and develop as the course progresses, and the complexity of care increases. The course will incorporate important aspects of pharmaceutical care, clinical and professional skills and health promotion integrated with the underlying science of the diseases and of the medicines used.

The science (how medicines work, how patients work) and the professional skills (how pharmacists work) are taught in an integrated fashion in the context of the range of common clinical conditions a patient might experience. For example:

Level 1 (Early Years)

- Immunological and Inflammatory Disease Infant Allergy, Atopic Eczema
- Infectious Disease Conjunctivitis, Childhood Infections, Vaccinations
- Cancer Leukaemia
- Special Topics Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Drugs, Blood and Anaemia

Level 2 (Young Adults)

- Immunological and Inflammatory Disease Asthma, Hay Fever, Contact Dermatitis
- Infectious Disease STD
- Cancer Testicular Cancer, Ovarian Cancer
- Special Topics Accidents and Emergency, Critical Care
- Degenerative and Genetic Disease Cystic Fibrosis
- Central Nervous System Schizophrenia, ADHD, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Epilepsy, Drugs in Sport
- Metabolic and Endocrine Disease Type 1 Diabetes, Contraception, Fertility, Thyroid

Level 3 (Middle Aged)

- Immunological and Inflammatory Disease Inflammatory Bowel Disease, RA, Psoriasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Infectious Disease Urinary Tract Infection, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Peptic Ulcer Disease and Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease
- Cancer Breast Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer
- Special Topics Travel, Neonatal Care
- Degenerative and Genetic Disease Mens Health, Huntingtons, Musculoskeletal (OA/Pain), Incontinence
- Central Nervous System BAD, Anxiety and Depression
- Metabolic and Endocrine Disease Type 2 Diabetes, Gout, Addisons, Lipid Disorders, Menopause, Liver and Nutritional Diseases
- Vascular Disease Hypertension, Ischaemic Heart Disease, Stroke, AF

Level 4 (Twilight Years)

- Infectious Disease Pneumonia, Influenza
- Cancer Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer
- Special Topics Palliative Care
- Degenerative and Genetic Disease Parkinsons Disease
- Central Nervous System Insomnia, Alzheimers
- Metabolic and Endocrine Disease Osteoporosis
- Vascular Disease Congestive Heart Failure, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Chronic Kidney Disease.

The course is taught through integrated learning sessions, workshops and tutorials, laboratory and physiology practicals, group tutorials, problem-based learning, placements, and health promotion activities in the community. Students may also have the opportunity to work with patients in our consultation rooms.

The MPharm provides a structured placement programme over all 4 years in community and hospital pharmacies, GP practices, and a variety of others locations including hospices, critical care, and a mental health trust.

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.

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Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

Information for Offer Holders Joining Us in Autumn 2021

Letter from Head of School of Pharmacy

We are delighted you are interested in joining us at the University of Lincoln and I am writing to let you know about our planning for the new academic year. You currently have an offer of a place at the University and we want to keep you updated so you can start preparing for your future,   should you be successful in meeting any outstanding conditions of your offer.

We fully intend your experience with us at Lincoln will be engaging, supportive and academically challenging. We are determined to provide our students with a safe and exciting campus experience, ensuring you benefit from the best that both face-to-face and online teaching offer. We have kept our focus on friendliness and community spirit at Lincoln and we look forward to your participation in that community.

As you know, the UK Government has published its roadmap for the easing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England. There are still some uncertainties for universities around possible restrictions for the next academic year, particularly in relation to social distancing in large group teaching. We are planning in line with government guidance for both face-to-face and online teaching to ensure you have a good campus experience and can complete all the requirements for your programme.  We are fully prepared to adapt and flex our plans if changes in government regulations make this necessary during the year.

Face-to-face teaching and interaction with tutors and course mates are key to students’ learning and the broader student experience. Face-to-face sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, workshops, practicals and lab sessions. Students tell us that there are real benefits to some elements of online learning within a blended approach, such as revisiting recorded materials and developing new digital skills and confidence.  At Lincoln we aim to take forward the best aspects of both.

This letter sets out in detail various aspects of the planned experience at Lincoln for your chosen subject area, and we hope the information is helpful as you plan for your future.

Teaching and Learning

During the recent pandemic, the School of Pharmacy reviewed our modules and switched to a blended learning approach. In compliance with UK government guidance, we were able to maintain face-to-face teaching for workshops, practical sessions, live assessments and for teaching of essential key skills.

This enabled us to maintain a quality learning experience for our students. We were also able to concentrate most face-to face sessions into particular days of the week, to maximise the benefits of face-to-face attendance, and to give students more control and flexibility over their studies and other commitments. This approach was very popular with our existing students and therefore, we will aim to continue with this model this year whilst ensuring that we comply with any government restrictions.

Your progress through the curriculum will be assessed using a range of methods. There will of course be examinations and tests, conducted either in a face to face setting or online as public health guidelines dictate. You will also have opportunity to demonstrate your professional and technical skills as a trainee pharmacist, again using the most appropriate format according to the available safety guidance.

Placements and visits are also an integral and important part of our programmes as they enhance and reinforce learning and allow students to experience professional practice. Face-to-face visits will be restarted this academic year as soon as government restrictions will allow. We wish to welcome all students into the  vibrant and supportive learning community of the School of Pharmacy and look forward to seeing you later in the year. If you have any questions or need advice about any aspect of your studies, please do not hesitate to contact me using the e-mail address below.

The University Campus

We are very proud of our beautiful and vibrant campuses at the University of Lincoln and we have used our extensive indoor and outdoor spaces to provide students with access to study and social areas as well as learning resources and facilities, adapting them where necessary in line with government guidance. All the mitigations and safety measures you would expect are in place on our campuses (at Lincoln, Riseholme and Holbeach), such as hand sanitisers, one-way systems, and other social distancing measures where these are required.

Student Wellbeing and Support

The University’s Student Wellbeing Centre and Student Support Centre are fully open for face-to-face and online support. Should you, as one of our applicants, have any questions about coming to Lincoln in October or any other concerns, these specialist teams are here for you. You can contact Student Wellbeing and the Student Support Centre by visiting https://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk where service details and contact information are available, or if you are in Lincoln you can make an appointment to meet a member of the team.

To enable you to make the most out of your experience in Lincoln and to help you access course materials and other services, we recommend that you have a desktop, laptop or tablet device available during your studies. This will enable you to engage easily with our online learning platforms from your student accommodation or from home. Students can use IT equipment on campus in the Library, our learning lounges, and specialist academic areas; however, there may not always be a space free when you have a timetabled session or an assessment to complete which is why we recommend you have your own device too, if possible. If you are struggling to access IT equipment or reliable internet services, please contact ICT for technical support and Student Support who can assist you with further advice and information.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible start to university life and to helping you to prepare for your time with us. As part of this commitment, you can access our Student Life pre-arrival online support package. This collection of digital resources, advice and helpful tips created by current students is designed to help you prepare for the all-important first steps into higher education, enabling you to learn within a supportive community and to make the most of the new opportunities that the University of Lincoln provides. When you are ready, you can begin by going to studentlife.lincoln.ac.uk/starting.

Students’ Union

Your Students’ Union is here to make sure that you get the most from every aspect of your student experience. They will be providing a huge range of in-person and virtual events and opportunities - you are sure to find something perfect for you! Meet people and find a new hobby by joining one of their 150 sports teams and societies. Grab lunch between teaching or a drink with friends in The Swan, Towers or The Barge. Learn new skills and boost your CV by taking part in training courses and volunteering opportunities in your spare time. Grab a bike from the Cycle Hire and explore the city you will be calling home.

To kick-off the new academic year, your Students’ Union will be bringing you The Official Lincoln Freshers Week 2021, with a huge line-up of social events, club nights, fayres and activities for you enjoy (restrictions permitting). Keep an eye on www.facebook.com/lincolnfreshers21 for line-up and ticket updates, so you don’t miss out.

Most importantly, your Students’ Union will always be there for you when you need it most; making sure that your voice as a student is always heard. The SU Advice Centre can provide independent advice and support on housing, finance, welfare and academic issues. As well as this, your Course Representatives are always on hand to make sure that you are getting the best from your academic experience. To find out more about the Students’ Union’s events, opportunities, support and how to get in contact go to: www.lincolnsu.com.

Student Accommodation

Many applicants will choose to live in dedicated student accommodation on, or close to, campus and you may well have already booked your student residence for the upcoming year. All University-managed student accommodation will have our Residential Wardens in place. Residential Wardens are here to help you settle into your new accommodation and will be offering flatmate and residential support activities throughout the year. If you have booked University accommodation, you will have already heard from us with further details on where you will be living to help you prepare. If you have not yet booked your accommodation, we still have plenty of options available. In the meantime, lots of advice and information can be found on the accommodation pages of our website.

The information detailed in this letter will form part of your agreement with the University of Lincoln. If we do not hear from you to the contrary prior to enrolment, we will assume that you acknowledge and accept the information contained in this letter. Adaptations to how we work may have to be made in line with any future changes in government guidance, and we will communicate these with you as necessary. Please do review the University’s Admissions Terms and Conditions (in particular sections 8 and 9) and Student Complaints Procedure so you understand your rights and the agreement between the University and its students.

We very much hope this information is useful to help you plan for the next step in your academic journey, and we look forward to welcoming you here at Lincoln this Autumn. This is the start of a new phase and will be an exciting time for all of us. If you have any questions, please do email me at jsolomon@lincoln.ac.uk.

Dr Josie Solomon

Head of the School of Pharmacy

† 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.

Pharmacy 101 2022-23PHR1001MLevel 42022-23This module aims to introduce students to the profession of pharmacy, its roles and responsibilities and the National Health Service. An integrated approach will be used to teach the pharmaceutical sciences (how patients and medicines work), clinical therapeutics (how medicines are used) and practice skills (how pharmacists work) around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in parenthood/early years, such as childhood allergy. They will be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.CorePharmacy 102 2022-23PHR1002MLevel 42022-23An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous module and teach the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical therapeutics and practice skills around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in parenthood/early years, such as childhood infections. They will again be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.CorePharmacy 201 2023-24PHR2001MLevel 52023-24An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous modules and teach the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical therapeutics and practice skills around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in young adults, such as Asthma and critical care, integrated with previous conditions studied and building up the complexity of the cases studied. They will be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.CorePharmacy 202 2023-24PHR2002MLevel 52023-24An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous modules and teach the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical therapeutics and practice skills around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in young adults, such as Schizophrenia and drug and alcohol abuse, integrated with previous conditions studied and building up the complexity of the cases studied. They will again be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.CorePharmacy 301 2024-25PHR3001MLevel 62024-25An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous modules and teach the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical therapeutics and practice skills around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in middle age, such as a range of GI disease and cancer, integrated with previous conditions studied and building up the complexity of the cases studied. These will be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.CorePharmacy 302 2024-25PHR3002MLevel 62024-25An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous modules and teach the pharmaceutical sciences (how patients and medicines work), clinical therapeutics (how medicines are used) and practice skills (how pharmacists work) around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in middle age, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, anxiety and depression integrated with previous conditions studied and building up the complexity of the cases studied. They will be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.CorePharmacy 401 2025-26PHR9002MLevel 72025-26This module will give students the opportunity to demonstrate an expertise in a selected area of pharmaceutical research by designing and implementing a research project. The module allows students the opportunity to specialise in topics of interest at Master's level, and include extended placements.CorePharmacy 402 2025-26PHR9003MLevel 72025-26An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous modules and teach the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical therapeutics and practice skills around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in older age, such as insomnia, dementia and Parkinsons disease, integrated with previous conditions studied and building up the complexity of the cases studied. They will be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.Core

† 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.

Pharmacy 101 2021-22PHR1001MLevel 42021-22This module aims to introduce students to the profession of pharmacy, its roles and responsibilities and the National Health Service. An integrated approach will be used to teach the pharmaceutical sciences (how patients and medicines work), clinical therapeutics (how medicines are used) and practice skills (how pharmacists work) around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in parenthood/early years, such as childhood allergy. They will be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.CorePharmacy 102 2021-22PHR1002MLevel 42021-22An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous module and teach the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical therapeutics and practice skills around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in parenthood/early years, such as childhood infections. They will again be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.CorePharmacy 201 2022-23PHR2001MLevel 52022-23An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous modules and teach the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical therapeutics and practice skills around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in young adults, such as Asthma and critical care, integrated with previous conditions studied and building up the complexity of the cases studied. They will be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.CorePharmacy 202 2022-23PHR2002MLevel 52022-23An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous modules and teach the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical therapeutics and practice skills around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in young adults, such as Schizophrenia and drug and alcohol abuse, integrated with previous conditions studied and building up the complexity of the cases studied. They will again be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.CorePharmacy 301 2023-24PHR3001MLevel 62023-24An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous modules and teach the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical therapeutics and practice skills around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in middle age, such as a range of GI disease and cancer, integrated with previous conditions studied and building up the complexity of the cases studied. These will be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.CorePharmacy 302 2023-24PHR3002MLevel 62023-24An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous modules and teach the pharmaceutical sciences (how patients and medicines work), clinical therapeutics (how medicines are used) and practice skills (how pharmacists work) around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in middle age, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, anxiety and depression integrated with previous conditions studied and building up the complexity of the cases studied. They will be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.CorePharmacy 401 2024-25PHR9002MLevel 72024-25This module will give students the opportunity to demonstrate an expertise in a selected area of pharmaceutical research by designing and implementing a research project. The module allows students the opportunity to specialise in topics of interest at Master's level, and include extended placements.CorePharmacy 402 2024-25PHR9003MLevel 72024-25An integrated approach will be used to build on the previous modules and teach the pharmaceutical sciences, clinical therapeutics and practice skills around the pharmaceutical care of clinical conditions presenting in older age, such as insomnia, dementia and Parkinsons disease, integrated with previous conditions studied and building up the complexity of the cases studied. They will be supported by a variety of patient-based learning activities.Core

Features

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.

Placements

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

Assessment methods include formal examinations, presentations, course tests and laboratory reports. In addition, MPharm students will be assessed by observed structured clinical examinations (OSCES) with patients or actors; case-based discussions and care planning; problem-based learning, and a professional portfolio.

These will address the professional requirement that students are assessed on their ability to understand knowledge, place it in context, can demonstrate they have the skills to apply the knowledge in a simulated environment and in practice.

Assessment methods include formal examinations, presentations, course tests and laboratory reports. In addition, MPharm students will be assessed by observed structured clinical examinations (OSCES) with patients or actors; case-based discussions and care planning; problem-based learning, and a professional portfolio.

These will address the professional requirement that students are assessed on their ability to understand knowledge, place it in context, can demonstrate they have the skills to apply the knowledge in a simulated environment and in practice.

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 pre-registration training, after which they can register as a pharmacist if they meet all of the stipulated 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.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: ABB, to include a minimum grade B in Biology or Chemistry plus a minimum grade B in a second Science subject. (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Applied Science, Maths or Further Maths are accepted. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project qualifications are not accepted.)

International Baccalaureate: 32 points overall to include Higher Level grade 5 in Biology or Chemistry and Higher Level grade 5 in a second Science subject. (Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Physics, are accepted).

BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science: Distinction, Distinction, Merit.

BTEC Diploma and BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Science will be considered dependent on other qualifications studied. Please contact our Admissions team for further information (admissions@lincoln.ac.uk).

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 128 UCAS Tariff points, including 40 points from 15 credits in Biology or Chemistry and 15 credits in a second Science subject.

Applicants will also need at least Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English, Maths and Science. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/

In addition to meeting the academic requirements, overseas students will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element. Please visit our English language requirements page for a full list of the English qualifications we accept. https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/

Can we help?The University of Lincoln offer a dedicated support service for overseas students. If you have any questions about your qualifications, or would like assistance in submitting your application, please contact our https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/contactus/

For applicants who do not meet our standard entry requirements, our Science Foundation Year can provide an alternative route of entry onto our full degree programmes:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/sfysfyub/

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: ABB, to include a minimum grade B in Biology or Chemistry plus a minimum grade B in a second Science subject. (Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Physics, Geography, Applied Science, Maths or Further Maths are accepted. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project qualifications are not accepted.)

International Baccalaureate: 32 points overall to include Higher Level grade 5 in Biology or Chemistry and Higher Level grade 5 in a second Science subject. (Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Psychology are accepted).

BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science: Distinction, Distinction, Merit.

BTEC Diploma and BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Science will be considered dependent on other qualifications studied. Please contact our Admissions team for further information (admissions@lincoln.ac.uk).

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 128 UCAS Tariff points, including 40 points from 15 credits in Biology or Chemistry and 15 credits in a second Science subject.

Applicants will also need at least Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English, Maths and Science. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

For applicants who do not meet our standard entry requirements, our Science Foundation Year can provide an alternative route of entry onto our full degree programmes:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/sfysfyub/

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Interviews

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

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Related Courses

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