Master of Pharmacy University of Malta
- Course title: Master of Pharmacy
- Course code: PMPHRFTT1
- Postnominal: M.Pharm.(Melit.)
- Level of qualification: Second Cycle
- National Qualifications Framework level: Level 7
- Duration: 3 Semesters
- Mode of attendance: Full-time
- Total ECTS credits: 90
- Coordinator: Lilian M. Azzopardi
- Delivered by: Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
The course consists of three semesters and is taken by graduates in possession of the 4 year BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science degree. It gives an entry-level professional pharmacy degree. It supports students to integrate skills in pharmaceutical sciences and pharmaceutical practice so as to practice in a wide variety of settings including community pharmacy, hospitals, pharmaceutical administrative institutions, pharmaceutical regulatory sciences and the pharmaceutical industry.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of care frameworks and a comprehensive understanding of evidence-based therapeutic interventions;
- Interpret and evaluate patient data in relation to the prescription of medicines and the patient’s overall needs while liaising with other healthcare professionals;
- Participate in pharmaceutical regulatory processes that ensure efficacy, safety and quality of medicinal products and pharmaceutical processes;
- Promote health, wellness and disease prevention;
- Manage medication distribution and inventory control in the light of pharmaceutical processes including risk management strategies;
- Critically analyse evidence and literature;
- Analyse and interpret data, dissemination of results and research report writing.
Course intended for
Applicants who are already in possession of a BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science degree having followed a four-year programme of studies and who wish to complete their studies towards a Master in Pharmacy in order to be eligible for a pharmacist’s warrant.
Career opportunities and access to further studies
Graduates will be able to register as a pharmacist and practise as a pharmacist in community pharmacies, hospital settings and the pharmaceutical industry. Successful completion of the course will allow graduates to further their studies with a specialised Masters or Doctorate degree.