Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Care

Certificate in Science Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Care

Course Overview

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Why take this course?

This SPA will equip the student with a foundation in clinical pharmacy, therapeutics and pharmaceutical care and allow them to be part of the multidisciplinary team which is core to the use of medicines

What will I experience?

  1. Categorise clinically important interactions, contraindications in patient populations and adverse reactions and know when to refer.
  2. Illustrate a descriptive understanding of the following system disorders - gastro-intestinal, hepatic, renal, cardio, respiratory, endocrine, infections and obstetrics
  3. Discuss biochemical and haematological tests explaining reason for tests and value of normal parameters
  4. Illustrate a descriptive understanding of the following therapeutic groups - male health, haematology, oncology, musculoskeletal, ophthalmology, dermatology, neurology and psychiatry
  5. Critique the different life stages in terms of drug distribution, drug therapy, clinical disorders and pharmacokinetics

What opportunities might it lead to?

Enhance your clinical knowledge as a pharmacy technician, it will allow you to become more embedded in the multidisciplinary team. This qualification will allow you to obtain 10 ECTS. Some students (who have previously obtained a HC in Science Pharmacy Technician or equivalent) progress onto the fulltime BSc Pharmacy Technician receiving an exemption from this module while undertaking the degree.

Assessment Information

  • Weekly case studies (group and individual)
  • Reflective analysis of scenarios from placement.
  • Oral presentations
  • Multiple choice questions

Course Details

Course Fees:
on application
Course Duration:
6 Months
Registration Closing Date:

​June and December

Course Commencement Date:

​September and January depending on demand

Cut Off CAO Points:
Median CAO Points:
Course Award:
Certificate in Science
Course NFQ Level:
Level 7
Dept of Nursing & Healthcare
Minimum Entry Requirements:

​Hold a higher certificate in pharmacy technician or equivalent

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