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Undergraduate study

Pharmacy 2019/20


Our trophy cabinet The awards we’ve won don’t just make us feel proud. They give you an idea of what the University is like.

Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Award Huddersfield is a TEF gold-rated institution delivering consistently outstanding teaching and learning of the highest quality found in the UK (Teaching Excellence Framework, 2017).

Global Teaching Excellence Award We won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award. It recognised the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (HEA, 2017).

University of the Year The Times Higher Education named us as University of the Year in November 2013. They liked our “bold, imaginative and innovative initiatives.”

Queen’s Anniversary Prize The Queen’s Anniversary Prize is a big thing in UK Higher Education. We were delighted to earn one for our role in expanding global boundaries of new music.

A Four Star University QS Stars has given us four stars. That means we are “highly international, demonstrating excellence in both teaching and research with an excellent environment for students and staff.”

Athena Swan We’re serious about gender equality. We want an equal number of men and women on our science and engineering courses, for instance. Our commitment was recognised in 2015 with the Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Find out more about our awards at hud.ac.uk/about/our-awards

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What’s inside Study with us

4–5 Our courses

Professional links Apply to us

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Meet us

Jamie and Danielle’s student journeys so far

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10–12 Hear why Kofi enjoys teaching pharmaceutics

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Welcome to Pharmacy Welcome to Pharmacy here at the University of Huddersfield. We’re a dynamic and innovative teaching and research environment within the School of Applied Sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our tutors care about what you achieve. In fact, we are the UK’s only University where 100% of permanent teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.* We’re also a TEF Gold rated university and winner of the first Global Teaching Excellence Award.** Teaching and research within Pharmacy is delivered by a team of academic staff including a large number of Pharmacists, with excellent local, national and international links. We conduct innovative research that makes a real impact on people’s lives, applying pharmaceutical science into clinical practice in fields such as

formulation, drug delivery, neuropharmacology, cancer pharmacology, pharmacogenetics and personalised medicines. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about many aspects of pharmacy including the skills and knowledge required for you to be able to deliver a wide range of services within the current NHS, and also to be flexible and well prepared to work within a range of models of healthcare and research. Our course is professionally accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and our main goal is to enthuse you about your subject and to provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to enable you to enjoy a rewarding and fulfilling career after you graduate. Professor Barbara Conway Head of Pharmacy

*Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching. **Higher Education Academy 2017.

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If you love science and want to help people, then our Pharmacy degree can help you to pave the way for a variety of careers in pharmacy.

Study with us Being a pharmacist will help me to combine my passion for science with a profession where I can help people. Danielle Brown, Pharmacy MPharm

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Exchange programme

The UK’s only University where all our permanent teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.*

You could join our transatlantic exchange programme with Wilkes School of Pharmacy in Pennsylvania.**

If you’ve already decided that you might like a career in pharmacy or health related area, our Pharmacy MPharm degree could give you the skills and experience you need to create the future you’re looking for. Our Pharmacy MPharm degree gives you the chance to gain a strong foundation in the pharmaceutical sciences, and the knowledge and skills to support you in a career in pharmacy. Accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), we combine science and professional practice over the whole four years of the course. Once you’ve finished the four years of your MPharm degree, you then have to do a preregistration year before you can register as a Pharmacist. We’ll help you apply for places where you can do your pre-registration, and let you know about other options too. On our Pharmacy MPharm course you’ll benefit from a series of compulsory work placements.

So if you want to experience working in different healthcare settings, including hospital or community based pharmacies, or GP surgeries, we’ll give you all the chances you need, every single year. You could go far. As far as the USA in fact, thanks to our transatlantic exchange with Wilkes School of Pharmacy in Pennsylvania.** Pharmacy offers a variety of interesting careers. Pharmacists can work in a range of positions across the various sectors within pharmacy including community, primary care, hospitals and industry. Interested in learning all about how drugs work to fight diseases? Want to play your part in discovering new treatments in a fast-paced industry responding to a rapidly changing world? Our Pharmacology BSc(Hons) course offers an advanced programme of learning designed to give you the solid grounding you need to set off on your chosen career path, whether it’s in pharmaceutical industries, the health sector or research.

*Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching; research degrees applies to those on contracts of more than half-time. **There are four places available each year on the exchange programme with Wilkes School of Pharmacy; selection is by interview with those who express an interest. If successful, you would need to cover the costs of your three week trip, which in recent years has been approximately £1500 per student.

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Graduates employed from this course

Pharmacy MPharm

97%* Key information: UCAS code: B230 Duration: 4 years full-time Entry requirements: A Levels** in Chemistry and at least one further Science subject from Biology, Maths or Physics. Chemistry A Level is essential. If you’re not studying Biology, then Maths or Physics are accepted but must be high grades ie. AAB would be expected. Offers based on 3 A Level subjects in the region of AAB/ABB and are influenced by subjects being studied, predicted grades and performance at a selection day. DDD at BTEC (not inc. Early Years) acceptable only when combined with other Science related qualifications. Alternative qualifications: If you wish to apply with alternative qualifications then you are advised to consult our entry profile on the UCAS website and contact the Admissions Tutor. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0), see page 8. Additional criteria: GCSEs in Maths and English Language at grade 5/C or above.

At Huddersfield, we know that studying science goes way beyond the lab. So, if you love solving problems, enjoy working with people and want to boost your science know-how with a view to a healthrelated career, signing up to our Pharmacy MPharm degree could be the ideal choice for you. Accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), our Pharmacy MPharm degree is designed to offer a varied learning experience while giving you the chance to gain a strong foundation in the pharmaceutical sciences. So by learning with us, you’ll be able to combine studying the theory of science with developing and trying out the practical and professional skills you’ll need to launch your career.

Throughout this four-year course, you’ll be focusing firmly on medicines and patients. As you progress, you’ll have the chance to get to grips with all aspects of the profession, from understanding the development and design of drugs to investigating the role of pharmacists in society. While you’re here, you’ll be able to work in our formulation laboratory where medicines are made. Beyond the lab, we also help you build your understanding of how the work you do will have a real impact on people. By working with prescriptions and thinking about patients right from the start, you’ll be able to focus on the end goal of your studies and prepare for scenarios you’re likely to come across as you take your first steps as a healthcare professional.

Farwah Bukhari graduated from Pharmacy MPharm in 2016 and is now a Foundation Pharmacist at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust in London “Everyone I have come across during my five years at the University have been both supportive and encouraging; there is always someone to help. Graduating from the University of Huddersfield feels like I am leaving a family behind!”

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* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16). ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of your Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course. For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from these subjects

Pharmacology

Key information: UCAS code: B2C1 Duration: 3 years full-time 4 years inc. placement year

On this course, you’ll be looking at all aspects of pharmacology including neurodegenerative diseases and other conditions affecting ageing populations, as well as infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV-AIDS. You’ll also have the chance to study topics around public health and increase your understanding of emerging pathogens and those that are becoming resistant to antibiotics. In short, you could come away from the course with a wide knowledge and the practical skills to kick-start a fulfilling career.

80– 95%*

Entry requirements: BBC** at A Level inc. a min. grade B in Chemistry, or a grade C in Chemistry plus a grade B in another relevant Science subject. DMM at BTEC in Applied Science. Alternatively a BTEC Health and Social Care is acceptable but must be accompanied by another Science A Level at a min. grade C. 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications inc. a min. grade B in Chemistry, or a grade C in Chemistry plus a grade B in another relevant Science subject.

BSc(Hons)

Studying for your Pharmacology BSc(Hons) degree with us, you’ll be guided by doctoral-level teaching

staff on a modular course designed to help you follow your interests and tailor your degree to suit your career aspirations. Alongside building your technical and scientific knowledge, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your deductive, analytical and communication skills – all vital when you venture out into the real world. On top of that, there’s the chance to gain hands-on experience in our modern biological sciences labs using the kind of instrumentation you’ll find in industry. And if you want to get even more insight and up-to-the-minute experience, you can opt to do a work placement for the duration of your third year.

If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0), see page 8. * Whilst this is a new course and therefore no graduate statistics for this specific course are available, 80-95% of graduates at courses in these subjects at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16). ** The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of your Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Key information: UCAS code: BCF0 Duration: Full-time (Year 0 of a 4/5 year degree including placement year) Entry requirements: CCE at A Level

Science Extended Degree

leading to a BSc(Hons) degree

MMP at BTEC. This does not need to be in a technical or Science subject. 80 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications. As part of the selection process applicants are normally required to complete an aptitude test and interview.

* Progression onto Chemical Engineering BEng(Hons) is also dependent on achieving a minimum pass mark of 60% in the Foundation Maths module. Progression onto Chemical Engineering MEng is also dependent on achieving a minimum pass mark of 60% in the Foundation Maths module, plus an overall pass mark of at least 70%. ** Progression onto Pharmacy MPharm is dependent on meeting stringent performance levels in the Science Extended Degree. You must pass all six modules with an overall pass mark of at least 70%. Plus at least 70% in the Chemistry in Action module and 70% on the maths element of the Foundation Maths module. You must also successfully undertake an interview with the Pharmacy admissions staff.

If you don’t have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to one of our science based degrees, you can apply to our Science Extended Degree. Getting stuck into the four main disciplines of biology, chemistry, maths and physics, you’ll have the chance to get a grounding in the scientific knowledge you’ll need no matter which route you eventually decide to take. But it’s not just about theory here. Our professional, dedicated and friendly staff are on hand to help reshape the way you learn, challenge you to rethink your own practices and equip you with the skills that will be the foundations for your further studies. Taught through lectures, tutorials and laboratory practicals in our modern

facilities, you’ll get the benefit of the staff’s expertise in both academia and industry. Optional drop-in sessions offer a great opportunity for you to strengthen your knowledge and make sure you’ve got a clear understanding of all the material as you go along. On successful completion of this year (you must pass all six modules), you’ll be able to start the first year of your degree in the subject areas of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering*, Forensic Science or Pharmacy.**

Nadine Moussallati, former Science Extended Degree student, now studying Pharmacy MPharm “The Science Extended Degree was a very useful bridge that facilitated the transition between college and my degree. When I achieved the necessary grades to get onto the Pharmacy degree it was undoubtedly the highlight of my time at Uni so far.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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As a student at Huddersfield you’ll have the opportunity to benefit from our links with the pharmaceutical profession and industry both through work placements and the leading expertise of our Visiting Professors.

Professional links Visiting Professor Bruce Warner, Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, NHS England

Professor Bruce Warner at the Pharmacy Oath Ceremony 2016

“I have been extremely impressed by the commitment of the staff in the Department of Pharmacy at Huddersfield in putting the students first and preparing them for practice in a way that helps develop them individually to become the kind of caring and skilled pharmacists that the NHS needs now and into the future.”

Visiting Professor Ashok Soni OBE, Local Professional Network (LPN) Pharmacy Chair, NHS (London), Former President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

“The Pharmacy course at Huddersfield demonstrates how to create graduates with the right clinical and scientific skills to be fit for the modern workforce. I am glad to see that the course recognises the continuing evolution in the role of pharmacists by adapting the course to changes in practice and science.”

Professor Ashok Soni OBE at the Pharmacy Oath Ceremony 2016

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My student journey so far

Jamie Higgins Pharmacy MPharm

“I’m from Huddersfield and was keen to stay here due to my athletic background as a race walker for team GB. Since I was about 14 I’ve wanted to do something linked with the use of medicine, and how this helps people, and chemistry. I found out about pharmacy as a potential career when I was about 16 from a placement I went on at my local community pharmacy. It really interested me and I immediately started researching universities that offered pharmacy courses.

I feel prepared for the workplace and I’m coached on how to be professional right from the start of the course.

“I attended several interviews and open days at other universities, but when I saw the facilities here and met the staff, I immediately chose Huddersfield. I get the support I need as an individual as well as being positively encouraged to be an independent learner. I like that in the lectures, the skills and training offered are not just the theory, but cover the wider practical and professional skills required to help me be successful in my career. “My most memorable event so far has been my dispensing exams, where my professional practical skills were assessed in timed tests. Also the role-playing I’ve done as preparation has really helped my communications skills when dealing with different patient and prescription scenarios. “After my degree I’d like to complete my pre-registration training in a hospital. I’d like to progress through a hospital pharmacy career and gain a diploma in clinical pharmacy. I’m interested in specialising in oncology and anti-cancer agents.”

To hear Jamie talk about his student journey visit hud.ac/profiles

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My student journey so far

Danielle Brown Pharmacy MPharm “I went to high school near York before coming to the University of Huddersfield. I was drawn to Huddersfield by the friendly staff and close knit atmosphere, and felt instantly part of that from day one and even before when I came to the Open Day. I’d already looked around several other university pharmacy courses and I’d liked a couple, but as soon as I came to Huddersfield I knew this was where I wanted to study. I could tell the staff were interested in knowing me as a person and I was going to be supported as an individual in all aspects of my studies.

I know people from all four years of the course and the lecturers really care about you doing well. “I’ve always wanted to be in a profession where I could help people and have wanted to be a Pharmacist since I was about 14. Being a Pharmacist will help me to combine my passion for science in a profession where I can help people. Plus, I’ll be in a career where there are opportunities for clear progression routes and I can constantly improve myself. “My most memorable event at University so far has been my placement at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, USA. I gained new knowledge and an insight into pharmacy practice in another country and also made new friends. It’s been such an inspiring and valuable experience. “I plan to pursue a career in hospital pharmacy as I like the clinical aspect of it and the breadth of patient contact. I’d like to be a leader in the profession and go on to specialise in paediatrics.” To hear Danielle talk about her student journey visit hud.ac/profiles

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Meet our staff

Proud of our students

Dr Kofi Asare-Addo Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics “I’ve always enjoyed chemistry and been interested in how drugs work, so at university I studied pharmaceutical science. I’m originally from Ghana and went to college and university here in the UK. I joined the University of Huddersfield in 2012, upon completing my PhD as a Research Assistant, and since 2014 I’ve been a Lecturer in Pharmaceutics.

What I enjoy the most about teaching my subject is when my students are really engaged with their learning. “Whilst studying for my undergraduate degree I really enjoyed the pharmaceutics aspect of it. I also spent time in a secondary school and summer schools where I helped to teach science and maths. I realised that I enjoyed teaching and helping students to learn, so I decided to a make a career out of it. One of the reasons I studied and completed my PhD in Pharmacy was to help me in my career as a Lecturer in Higher Education. “What I enjoy the most about teaching my subject is when my students are really engaged with their learning. I try to incorporate my research into my teaching as much as possible, including taking small experiments into the classroom. This helps my students to see the practical applications of what I teach them. “One of my most memorable events at Huddersfield was when we were complimented on the quality of students that we have at the University. It made me really proud to be a part of the team here.”

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We hope you’ve found all the information you need to inspire you to become a student here at Huddersfield. Now all you need to do is apply.

Apply to us UCAS If this is your first (undergraduate) degree and you want to study a full-time course, then you’ll apply via UCAS at ucas.com If you’re at a college or school right now, it’s probably already registered with UCAS. The best thing to do is ask your teacher or careers adviser to help with your application. Once you’ve applied we’ll keep in touch with you throughout the application process, so you’re up to speed with what’s going on.

When to apply If you want to start your course in September 2019, you can apply to UCAS any time from 1 September 2018 onwards. Please make sure UCAS receives your application by 15 January 2019. Course codes The UCAS website gives you codes for all courses but you’ll also find these with the course details in this brochure. Make sure you enter the right code on your application form. The institution code for Huddersfield is HUDDS H60. Pharmacy MPharm applications If you apply to the Pharmacy MPharm degree, before an offer is made, you’ll be invited to attend a selection day where you’ll meet staff and students.

Contact us Got a question? Get in touch with us. Tel. +44 (0)1484 473867 Email. pharmacy@hud.ac.uk @hudsas huddersfieldscience

Important Information This brochure is provided for information only and will not form part of your student contract. For full, up to date details on our courses, including when and how that information may change, visit our website at www.courses.hud.ac.uk

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Pharmacy 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Pharmacy at the University of Huddersfield (2019/20 Edition)

Pharmacy 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Pharmacy at the University of Huddersfield (2019/20 Edition)