MSc Medicines Management
Medicines management describes a system of processes and behaviours that determines how medicines are used by patients and the NHS. Effective medicines management places the patient as the primary focus of interventions by health care professionals and is a key driver for NHS modernisation in the UK.
The Medway School of Pharmacy MSc in Medicines Management is designed to equip healthcare professionals with the skills and knowledge to contribute effectively to medicines management services and to individual drug therapy decisions.
The programme is delivered by distance learning supported by 6 compulsory contact days. (2 for each level: Certificate, Diploma, MSc). The programme content is up-to-the-minute and each course comprises a mixture of text, resources for self-study and case studies interspersed with suggestions for activities which link the learning directly with practice
Assessments include case study analysis, critical appraisal of the literature, written assignments which include short essays, development of service specifications, narratives linking evidence with practice.
For the research project which completes the final 60 credits of the programme, students will be required to prepare a short research paper for publication, produce a research poster for presentation and carry out a structured research thesis.
There are many opportunities within medicines management for health care professionals with an additional qualification.