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Enhance your career with Cardiff University


Enhance your career with Cardiff University

Continuing professional development is key to enhancing patient care and to your career progression. Find out how postgraduate study at Cardiff University can help you prepare for advanced prescribing and clinical management roles.

At Cardiff University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, we have an international reputation for the quality of our teaching and research and we are among the leaders in clinical skills development. We strive to equip pharmacists with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to thrive in their chosen careers so that they, in turn, can positively affect patients’ lives.


We offer professional postgraduate programmes in Clinical Pharmacy and Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing.  Both of these programmes have been developed in line with the significant changes in the landscape of the pharmacy profession which require a pharmacy workforce capable of deploying a range of clinical skills and services for improved patient benefit and optimised therapeutic outcomes. These highly valued programmes will prepare you as a pharmacist for more advanced prescribing and clinical management roles to benefit healthcare wherever you choose to practise.


Additional courses are also available in the School of Medicine at Cardiff University, that are open to applications from those working within the pharmacy profession. Many of these courses are available as flexible distance learning, allowing you to study around your current work and home commitments, and give you an insight into many different aspects of primary care. Our interdisciplinary courses give you the skills to improve patient outcomes, as well as underlining your commitment to continuing professional development. Many programmes are available as PgCert, PgDip and MSc awards, allowing you to work towards a qualification that fits within your current commitments.

Choose from a wide range of programmes, including:

  • Medical Toxicology: designed to integrate an understanding of the mechanisms by which drugs and other chemicals produce toxic effects and how these can be predicted, treated and whenever possible, prevented.
  • Pain Management: examines the multifaceted nature of caring for patients who have pain, giving you the ability to understand the biopsychosocial aspects of pain and to evaluate the various approaches to assessing and managing patients in pain. 
  • Wound Healing and Tissue Repair: explore and analyse existing and developing theories and concepts that underpin wound healing and tissue repair.
  • Palliative Medicine: a multidisciplinary programme is designed for healthcare professionals wishing to advance their knowledge of the management of patients with non-curable and terminal illness.
  • Critical Care: An evidence-based approach to empower primary and secondary care professionals explore the complex needs of critically ill patients.

To explore all courses available from the School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine at Cardiff University, visit our website.

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