Diploma/M.Sc. in Community Pharmacy
Course Code: TRS34 (M.Sc.), TRS40 (P.Grad.Dip)
Duration: P.Grad.Dip - Two years, part-time, M.Sc. - one additional year, part-time
Closing Date: 30 June 2011
Application: Applications for this course should be made online through http://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/
Course Co-ordinator: Ms. Sheila Ryder
Email: Sheila Ryder or Marian Cash
Telephone: +353 1 896 3736 / 2786
Fax: +353 1 896 2524
Graduate Studies Homepage: Graduate Studies Office
These courses have been specifically designed to meet the needs of community pharmacists practising in Ireland. Because of their distance-learning format, participants can continue in full-time employment throughout the courses.
The courses are intended to help community pharmacists to:
- Develop their clinical, managerial and research skills
- Meet duties imposed by the HSE contract
- Undertake the role of a supervising pharmacist or superintendent pharmacist with confidence
- Extend their professional role
- Contribute to patient care as part of the primary health care team.
The two courses have core material in common. Participants initially enter at diploma level, and on successful completion of the common material they may choose either to graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Pharmacy or to apply for transfer to the M.Sc. in Community Pharmacy.
Both courses are available on a part-time basis, the diploma being conducted over two years with one additional year for students who progress to the M.Sc. In both courses participants undertake a series of modules covering clinical, social and business aspects of pharmacy practice, with opportunities for specialisation in particular fields. Pharmacists who advance to M.Sc. level undertake an additional module on research methods and perform a research project relevant to community pharmacy practice.
The core material common to both the Diploma and the M.Sc. is assessed on a continuous basis with written assignments and practice-based workbooks. Written examinations are held annually.
M.Sc. candidates must also present their research both orally and as a written dissertation.
- Be registered as pharmacists with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (or be entitled to registration)
- Work on a regular basis (full/part-time) in community pharmacy.
Additional information is available from the Course Co-ordinator or Executive Officer.
Address: School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College, Dublin 2.
Telephone: +353 1-896 3736, Fax: +353 1-896 2524, E-mail: email@example.com.