Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Pharmacy Technicians
As the roles and responsibilities of pharmacy technicians change and develop within the hospital environment, we must learn new skills and knowledge to carry out these duties competently. If we want to move forward and become value adding members of the pharmacy services team, it is not sufficient to rely solely on our past education and qualifications.
Participation in continuing professional development (CPD) is central to working as a professional. It enables pharmacy technicians to demonstrate to their employers and to their customers that they are maintaining and building on their capabilities. CPD can be defined as everything a pharmacy technician learns to make him or her better able to do their job.
Certificate in Science in Sterile Operations – Level 6 ***NEW***
Programme Code: SG_SSTER_E06
About this programme
The Certificate in Science Sterile Operations (Special Purpose Award – Level 6) has been developed in consultation with the Biopharmaceutical industry in Ireland to ensure the course offers the skill and experience that is required for this growing industry sector in Ireland particularly in relation to sterile filling operations. The course has been developed and is offered in conjunction with NIBRT (National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training) with all of the laboratory work taking place at their state-of-the-art training facilities in Dublin.
The course is offered in a fully-online manner utilising IT Sligo’s online delivery technologies which will minimise the amount of student time required to travel and attend at either IT Sligo or NIBRT.
Programme Modules (30 Credits)
The Sterile Operations Special Purpose Award (level 6) consists of five modules delivered over two semesters as follows:
Award: Certificate in Science in Sterile Operations – Level 6
Duration: 1 year
If you are unemployed, you may be entitled to free fees for this programme under the Springboard initiative. You can find out more on the Springboard website. If you are eligible under the Springboard Scheme you must make your application on the Springboard site at www.bluebrick.ie/springboard
Application Deadline: See Frequently Asked Questions
MSc Pharmaceutical Technology and Quality Assurance
This programme is suitable for both UK and International students; for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and scientists working at, or towards senior technical services positions within the NHS, industry and the wider pharmacy profession.
Why study this programme?
This is a unique, work-based, part-time postgraduate course. It was designed by the working group of the NHS Production, Quality Control and Radiopharmacy Committees and involved consultation with over 400 key pharmacy managers. The teaching is research led and is delivered by senior experts from the NHS and industry.
The overall objective of the programme is to broaden and deepen the expertise and experience of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and scientists in the technical specialities of aseptic services, pharmaceutical production, quality control and radiopharmacy. In addition successful completion of the course to Diploma level can assist UK registered pharmacists to gain the knowledge and skills required for registration as a Qualified Person.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will have achieved the appropriate level of:
• Knowledge regarding pharmaceutical quality assurance including good manufacturing practice (GMP) aseptic preparation, quality control and radiopharmacy
When and where do I study?
There are three such taught modules in each of the first two years of the course. In the final year, MSc students undertake a research project which is chosen by the student and linked to the main research areas of their employer or linked University staff. The teaching will be delivered at suitable venues close to the University with site visits to industry as required. In addition the student must commit to a variety of work-based placements if required. Accommodation will be arranged for students in Leeds close to the University.
Aseptic Services for Managers (ASFM) Course, LEEDS
Wednesday 18 – Thursday 19 May 2011
Graduate Diploma in Health Care (Risk Management & Quality)
MSc in Computing (Information Technology) **NEW!**
DIT Kevin St.
Dispensing Accuracy Assesment at the South West Medicines Information and Training
Technician Accreditation for Pre and In-Process Checking within Aseptic Services at the South West Medicines Information and Training
Medicines Management Accredited Scheme at the South West Medicines Information and Training
Medicines Information Technician Training at the UK Medicines Information
BTEC Professional Development Certificate - Clinical Pharmacy Technician at the Derby University
Pharmacy Dispensing Checking Technician at the Edinburgh Telford College
Assesment for Aseptic Preparation at the South West Medicines Information and Training
Aseptic Preparation and Dispensing of Medicine (APDM)
Preparation and Administration of Cytotoxic Drugs at the University of Leeds
First Line Management at the National College of Ireland
Supervisory Management at the Irish Marketing Institute
Materials Management at the Irish institute of Purchasing & Materials Management
Healthcare Management at the Institute of Public Administration
BSc. Human Resource Management at the Dublin Institute of Technology
European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
This course is available nationwide.