University of Greenwich
Medicines Optimisation PGCert/PGDip/MSc MSc
University of Greenwich

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Get the skills you need to contribute effectively to medicines management and drug therapy decisions with a Master’s in Medicines Optimisation by distance learning.

Medicines optimisation covers the processes and behaviours that determine how medicines are used by patients and the NHS. Effective medicines optimisation places the patient at the centre and acts as a key driver for NHS modernisation in the UK.

Whether you work in primary or secondary care, a GP surgery, a community pharmacy or for a hospital trust, this course provides a full understanding of medicines optimisation in the NHS. Explore how optimisation contributes to getting the maximum benefits for patients and the best value for money.

Study this course by distance learning and choose from a wide range of options to suit the focus of your clinical practice.

What you should know about this course

  • This is a flexible distance-learning course for healthcare professionals working in the UK health sector

  • Students can work towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, or MSc

  • Equip yourself to work with other healthcare professionals in primary care, particularly GPs and CCGs, while developing clinical skills in your specialist area of care.

PG Certificate and Diploma assessment is through work-based case studies and assignments. 5-credit courses are normally assessed by submitting case studies. Additional written work is required for 10-credit courses. You'll receive guidance on word length or any other system of marking.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Medicines Optimisation PGCert/PGDip/MSc, MSc.

Applicants must be pharmacists, nurses or allied health professionals (AHPs) registered with the relevant UK professional body and working in the NHS or similar UK-based health system providing direct patient care. They must have a first degree in a relevant subject from an EU university. Equivalent qualifications from a non-EU university may be acceptable, but this will be assessed on an individual basis. Students must have direct access to patients in order to complete the assignments in many of the courses. For more information, contact [email protected] or 020 8331 9000.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

University of Greenwich is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich operates on government funding, and is based in London and Kent, England. The university’s main campus, the Old Royal Naval College, as well as its Avery Hill campus are located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, in Greater London. Its satellite campus in Medway, Kent is part of a collaboration with the University of Kent.

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