The Five-Year Integrated Pharmacy Programme (M.Pharm)
Junior Fresh Orientation Sessions 2023
Junior Fresh Orientation Week takes place from Monday 18th September. All incoming Junior Fresh (first year) Pharmacy students are asked to attend the Pharmacy Orientation sessions on Friday 22nd September in LTEE1 in the basement of the Panoz Institute. Information about the day and time can be found here.
The new curriculum and structure for the Five-year Pharmacy (Integrated) Programme commenced in September 2015. Those students who carry on to successfully complete year four of the programme will be awarded a B.Sc. (Pharm.) and may progress into a postgraduate fifth year which leads to the award of a M.Pharm. The M.Pharm. will be required for registration as a pharmacist with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland. Students participating in the new programme will be subject to the then-applicable postgraduate fees and costs which will be payable for the fifth year.
The Five-year Integrated Pharmacy programme comprises a variety of approaches to teaching Pharmacy by friendly, dedicated, enthusiastic and approachable staff: Lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, small-group teaching, problem-based learning, site-visits, computer-assisted learning, web discussion boards, wikis, online group assignments, communication skills, career planning, clinical case studies, inter-professional learning, laboratory and dispensing practicals and a research project.
Tuition fees are state-funded for the first four years of the programme for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria (see: https://www.tcd.ie/academicregistry/fees-payments/free-fees/). A tuition fee will, however, have to be paid by all students for the fifth year of this programme. It is estimated that the fee will be circa €8,000.
Modules are assessed by final examinations and continuous assessment, such as written assignments, essays, lab reports, OSCEs (objective structured clinical examinations), etc. which contribute to the overall mark in a module. There are approximately 16 hours of lectures, 6 hours of laboratory classes and 1 tutorial per week over the course of the Junior Fresh (first) year. Work experience in community, hospital and industry occurs throughout the course.
|BYU11P01||From Molecules to Cells||5|
|PHU11101||Organic and Inorganic Chemistry for Pharmacy||10|
|PHU11102||Physical Pharmacy I||5|
|PHU11103||Pharmaceutical Analysis I||5|
|PHU11104||Introduction to Pharmaceutics and Formulation, including Mathematical Methods and Pharmaceutical Calculations||10|
|PHU11106||Practice of Pharmacy I||10|
|PHU11109||General Principles of Pharmacology||5|
|PHU22101||Properties & Analysis of Materials used in Medicines||10|
|PHU22102||Physical Pharmacy II, Drug Transport and Kinetics||5|
|PHU22104||Formulation and Pharmaceutical Technology||10|
|PHU22106||Practice of Pharmacy II||10|
|PHU22108||Pharmaceutical Biochemistry and Biotechnology||10|
|PHU22110||Molecular & Chemotherapeutic Pharmacology and Clinical Therapeutics||10|
|PHU22111||Blood, Cardiovascular & Renal Pharmacology and Clinical Therapeutics||5|
|PHU33103||Natural Sources of Drugs and Substances used in Medicines||10|
|PHU33104||Sterile Products and Advanced Pharmaceutical Biotechnology||10|
|PHU33106||Practice of Pharmacy III||10|
|PHU33109||Endocrine & Reproductive Pharmacology and Clinical Therapeutics||5|
|PHU33110||Respiratory & Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Clinical Therapeutics||10|
|PHU33111||Malignant Disease, Immune & Ocular Systems and Clinical Therapeutics||10|
|PHU33112||Neuropharmacology and Clinical Therapeutics||5|
|PHU44100*||Organisation and Management Skills||10|
|PHU44200*||Professional Skills Development||10|
|PHU44102||Advanced Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Drug Discovery and Design||5|
|PHU44106||Evidence Informing Practice||10|
|PHU44112||Senior Sophister Capstone Research Project||15|
|PHP55103||Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Context, Legislation, Standards and Practice||5|
|PHP55106||Practice of Pharmacy & Integrated Pharmacy Skills||10|
|PHP55100||Supply of Medicines and Organisation and Management Skills||5|
|PHP55200||Leading the Safe and Responsible Use of Medicines||5|
|PHP55300||Professional Practice and Public Health||
|PHP55500||Experiential Learning & Professional Registration Examination||15|
|PHP55400||Pharmacy Practice Research Project||30|