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March 5, 2018

Applications are invited for this two-year (part-time) distance learning Master’s Degree offered by the School of Pharmacy, University College Cork course, commencing in September 2018.

The course is structured to provide specialist training to enable pharmacists working in hospital and community pharmacies, extend their professional role within the evolving clinical healthcare system.

The course will develop a greater understanding of the major pharmacotherapeutic issues of various disease states in order to develop a greater understanding of the particular needs of patients with these diseases. It will also provide graduates with the skills needed to become leaders in clinical pharmacy services, such as critical appraisal of drug therapies, rational drug use (including pharmacoeconomic evaluation), medication safety management, research project management, presentation skills and report writing.

The distance learning format allows students to remain in employment throughout the course. Students will be able to communicate with each other and the teaching staff by means of regular teleconferences/webinars and interactive internet systems.

Applicants must hold a primary pharmacy degree and ideally, should have a minimum of one year practical experience. Applicants must be registered as a pharmacist with the professional accreditation authority in the country in which they are practising.

Further information about this course is available here.

Closing date for applications: 30th June 2018.

Applicants must apply online at www.pac.ie/ucc . Full details of the applicant procedure are available on this website.

For further information please contact Dr. Teresa Barbosa (Programme Director, t.barbosa@ucc.ie; + 353 21 490 1792), School of Pharmacy, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

January 10, 2018

Healthy Ireland is a major Government-led programme which aims to encourage and support everyone living in Ireland to have the best possible physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Our health is our most important asset, and we can all take some steps to improve our own health and wellbeing.

Healthy Ireland is here to help you make those positive changes and choices, to provide information and connect you with resources and organisations across the country, so you can get involved in the national effort to create a healthier Ireland.

Small changes can make a big difference to your physical and mental health and wellbeing.

We can all make positive choices such as eating healthier, being more active or minding our mental health. Click below to find more information on some small steps that can make a big difference:

Physical Activity

Mental Wellbeing

Healthy Eating

Follow us on Twitter  @HealthyIreland  to keep up to date with what’s happening .

November 15, 2017

In recent editions of the IPU Review, the two new quality assurance components of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Rules 2015 (SI No 553 of 2015) for pharmacy in Ireland were profiled.

In the September 2017 Liz Hoctor, Professional Development and Learning Manager, IPU, sat down with IIOP ePortfolio Review Project Lead Katherine Morrow, to discuss some of the commonly asked questions.

You can find a copy of this article here

 

IPU Review Sept 2017

 

In November 2017 Liz sat down with Michelle Scott, Practice Review Project Lead for IIOP, to discuss some of the questions that pharmacists might have about the new process.

You can You can find a copy of this article here

 

 IPU Practice Review