School of Clinical and Laboratory Sciences
Diploma; Postgraduate Certificate
This programme is designed to assist in the continuing professional development of health professionals by specialist postgraduate education in the field of therapeutics. Specifically, the programme develops the knowledge and skills, as applied to primary care, of therapeutics, rational prescribing, research methods relevant to therapeutics and information sharing and presentation skills.
You take 100 credits of taught modules including the scientific basis of therapeutics, evidence-based therapeutics and prescribing, cardiovascular and metabolic therapeutics, prescribing in the elderly, women and children, musculoskeletal and pain management and prescribing for common conditions. These modules are delivered over 12 course days and can be completed over one to three years. You also complete a project in the form of an audit of, or piece of research into, therapeutics, which you write up as a 5,000-word dissertation (20 credits). Candidates achieving 60 credits within two years may be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutics.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission