"Overall Keele is a great place to study and I would love to come back in the future."
Why did you choose to do a Postgraduate course, and why Keele?
After completing my undergraduate degree at Keele I knew that I wanted to continue to develop and progress as a healthcare professional. I knew that the postgraduate diploma in Clinical Pharmacy Practice at Keele was the perfect course for me to enrol on due to the expertise and support that I had had during my undergraduate study. I also loved the fact that you were able to choose your modules and therefore take control of your learning. Overall it was a pleasure to come back to study at Keele.
How has the course helped your career progression?
Since completing the diploma my clinical knowledge and skills have significantly improved. Specifically the appraisal aspect of the diploma has enabled to me to interpret and analyse information effectively and the care plans have enabled me to prioritise my clinical interventions when on the wards. Also, as I was able to choose my diploma modules I was able to investigate clinical areas of interest which I may specialise in in the future.
How has the expertise of teaching staff enhanced your learning?
I would like to give praise to all of the staff at Keele, their expertise and support throughout the course is fantastic. Throughout the course I was always given expert knowledge and if there were any queries or problems they were there to help.
What would you say have been the key benefits of the course at Keele?
The team of expertise along with the option of choosing your own modules are definitely two key benefits. The course teaches you a range of different skills sets from presentation skills to appraising evidence therefore I can now use these skills in my practice. Overall Keele is a great place to study and I would love to come back in the future.
What are you doing now?
I am currently the Education and Training pharmacist at my Trust which includes leading on work experience placements and general recruitment. I also work closely with the junior pharmacists to ensure they get the help and support they need. Furthermore, my time also is spent on the wards working alongside the nurses and doctors.