Postgraduate Professional Doctorate in Pharmacy (Clinical Pharmacy)
The postgraduate professional doctorate degree, PharmD, is a Level 8 Doctorate degree which is intended for pharmacists who would like to advance their careers by enhancing professional practice in clinical pharmacy with a research perspective.
The course includes taught modules which are delivered by faculty from the University of Malta and the University of Illinois in pharmacotherapy, drug information, pharmacoeconomics and pharmaceutical regulatory and health systems in USA and Europe. These taught modules are offered through a blended learning model that includes lectures, distance learning and practice-based learning.
A characteristic of this programme is the inclusion of clinical experience together with a research component within the context of translational and applied research. The taught elements integrate learning experience with the assessment and the contextualization in the professional life of the student.
This programme is targeted towards pharmacists who would like to advance their careers to a professional doctorate level in pharmacy with a focus on patient-directed approach and is intended to attract pharmacists practicing in hospitals, primary care or community pharmacy and pharmacy administration settings. This course will prepare graduates who are able to deliver a significant contribution to pharmacy practice and policies in clinical pharmacy and applied areas. These graduates will have the potential to lead the direction of new developments in the pharmaceutical profession and provide a significant impact in their respective field.
Further information about the course is available at http://www.um.edu.mt/imp/courses/doctor-of-pharmacy.
The programme is based over three years of study covering a total of 9 semesters. Candidates who complete successfully 90 ECTS credits and do not wish to continue with the programme are awarded a 'Masters in Advanced Clinical Pharmacy'.