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Advanced Clinical Skills (short course) at The University of Manchester
PG Credit Advanced Clinical Skills (Short Course)
Learn how to manage emergency medicine patients through our short course for pharmacists.

PG Credit Advanced Clinical Skills (Short Course) / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
PG Credit
6 months (part-time)
Entry requirements

We require an honours degree in Pharmacy (MPharm) (Lower Second or above) or an equivalent qualification, and a Postgraduate Clinical Diploma or equivalent. See our other entry requirements for details of the professional experience and employer support that we require.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
20 per intake
How to apply

You should complete our online application as well as our Additional Information Form and EMM Agreement Form . These additional forms should be uploaded with the other supporting documents to your online application.

There are two intakes per year. The next intake will be September 2018 and the deadline for applications, including all supplementary documents, will be 1 July 2018. The deadline for applications for the February 2019 intake will be 1 December 2018.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
Modular N Y N N

Course overview

  • Learn how to independently evaluate, assess and recommend/prescribe medicines for emergency medicine patients.
  • Fit part-time study around work through face-to-face sessions and e-learning over 6 months.
  • Take as a standalone short course for pharmacists who are already non-medical prescribers or with our Independent Prescribing  course for a PGCert  award.
  • Have your fees paid by Health Education England North West if you work in the north-west region.
Advanced Clinical Skills at The University of Manchester

Open days

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For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • Modular (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £2,400 per 30 credit unit


Students starting this course and/or the PGCert in Advanced Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine in September 2018 or February 2019 who work in the north-west will have their tuition fees paid in full by Health Education North West.

This is as part of a funding initiative to develop the role of pharmacists in the emergency department. Applications from pharmacists working in emergency medicine based in acute medical areas, rather than the emergency department, may also be eligible for funding for the course. In addition, there is some additional funding available for acute trusts to backfill for students' time for undertaking either course.

Students working outside of the north-west will be self-funding and ineligible for tuition fees or backfill paid by Health Education North West.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 306 0604
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health