Apply a detailed understanding of the statistical and mathematical tools of evidence-based medicine, including epidemiology, to calculate, analyse and draw conclusions from the results of clinical trials and epidemiological studies: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7Use the principles of evidence-based medicine and systematically apply knowledge of the underpinning pharmaceutical sciences to the process of therapeutic decision making in the management of specified disease states: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7Demonstrate knowledge of and apply an integrated approach towards patient care which links pharmaceutical science andpharmacy practice: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7Apply a systematic and integrated knowledge of underpinning pharmaceutical sciences and pharmaceutical care to theinterpretation and implementation of clinical and therapeutic guidelines: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7Review, consolidate and extend knowledge and understanding of the properties and applications of drug delivery systems tomaximise the therapeutic benefits for patients: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7Review, consolidate and extend knowledge and understanding of microbiology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology andpharmaceutics in the context of pharmaceutical care and medicines optimisation: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7Describe and critically evaluate the role of pharmacotherapy in the management of specifed disease states: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7Develop an understanding of the causes, incidence and clinical features, including differential diagnosis, of specified disease states: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7Apply a systematic and integrated knowledge of underpinning pharmaceutical sciences to the process of therapeutic decisionmaking in specific population groups, including: children, the elderly, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, patients with liver and renal impairment: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7Critically evaluate medical case notes (including laboratory data) as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7Review, consolidate and extend knowledge of the legal, regulatory and governance frameworks of pharmacy practice: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7Review, consolidate and extend knowledge of the regulation of healthcare professions, including fitness to practise: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the concepts of public health, health inequalities and health promotion (including the legal and professional framework for accountability) needed to implement and evaluate a health promotion campaign: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7Apply an in-depth knowledge of decision making processes to complex ethical problems: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7Compare and critically evaluate research techniques and self-management skills in order to plan a programme of research at a professional level: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7Identify and explain the differences between audit, service evaluation and research: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7Critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship in pharmacy, the pharmaceutical sciences and related fields, andapply a detailed understanding of the research process in planning a research project: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7Demonstrate an ability to make informed decisions using the available evidence base to solve complex problems: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7Demonstrate competence in calculations related to evidence-based medicine, clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7Communicate complex concepts effectively, both orally and in writing, in a manner that reflects professional practice: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Stage 3 Coursework part 1This component of assessment comprises a variety of assessments including: case studies and critiques.
Stage 3 Coursework part 2This component of assessment comprises a variety of assessments including: case studies, on-line group work, OSPEs and TRIPSEs.
Stage 3 Coursework part 3Students will be assessed by form of a research proposal in an area of research chosen by tutor and student (90% of this component).
Low stakes assessments (LSAs) will make up the remaining 10% of this component. There will be five small engagement tasks of equal weighting (2%).
These LSAs will total 2% of the overall stage 3 module mark.
Stage 3 Examination 1 (2 papers)This examination comprises both seen and unseen elements and will contain a combination of MCQs and written answers presented as two papers.
Stage 3 Examination 2 (2 papers)This examination comprises both seen and unseen elements and will contain a combination of MCQs and written answers presented as two papers.
End of year synoptic assessmentThis assessment will comprise both group work and individual assessment. It will potentially cover all topics studied during the year, but will focus in particular on demonstrating understanding of the integration of those topics.
Professional skills developmentThe Professional Development assessment will include CPD activities, competency assessment in pharmacy practice (including calculations and communications skills), case studies in ethics, and evidence of professionalism measured by Professional Activity Credits.