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BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science Course Information

Welcome to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science web page. Please click on the green panels below to read information about the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science Course.

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Course Details
Entry Criteria: Access to appropriate reference books and a pharmacy healthcare environment.
Cost: Paper-based course price:
£1290 (Exc VAT)
Online course price:
£1135 (Exc VAT)
Course Duration: 720 hours of study
Qualification: BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science
Enrolment Packs: Click the link to view the enrolment pack for the:

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science Course (for Community Pharmacy and Hospital Pharmacy students)

This Course will Help to...

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  • Develop the role of the pharmacy technician to be able to deal with routine queries.
  • Enable the technician to be involved in professional discussions with the pharmacist regarding more complex issues.

The Course Content

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The underpinning knowledge:

  • Dispensing and supply of medicines
  • Pharmacy law, ethics and practice
  • Chemical principles for pharmacy technicians
  • Biological principles in pharmacy
  • Microbiology for pharmacy
  • Human physiology
  • Action and uses of medicines
  • Gastrointestinal and nutritional medicines
  • Cardio-respiratory medicines
  • Central nervous system medicines
  • Infections and Immunology
  • Endocrine and genito-urinary medicine
  • Malignant disease and musculoskeletal medicines
  • Medicines for the ears, eyes, nose and skin
  • Communicating in pharmacy
  • Professional development in pharmacy
  • Community pharmacy practice
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Making medicines for pharmacy

Assessment

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  • Assignments
  • Professional discussion (completed by Buttercups Training in-house pharmacists).

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