Course Overview

Current emphasis is on developing the research skills of the pharmacy profession in order to provide an evidence base for pharmacy services, particularly research on the quality, outcomes and cost of pharmacy interventions. This is needed in order for pharmacy practice to continue to evolve in response to changing healthcare needs and marketplace competition. In addition the professional development framework of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's Faculty includes competencies in research and evaluation as essential for practitioners wishing to develop and gain recognition as an advanced practitioner.