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The Pharmacy Student in the Workplace Course

Course Details
Entry Criteria: Part time employment in a registered UK pharmacy, while undertaking the MPharm.
Cost: Paper-based course price:
£135 (Exc VAT)
Online course price:
£95 (Exc VAT)
Course Duration: 24 months
Qualification: This course provides the GPhC accredited Medicine Counter Assistant qualification as part of the Pharmacy Student in the Workplace Course.
Enrolment Packs: Click the link to view the enrolment pack for the Pharmacy Student in the Workplace Course

The Pharmacy Student in the Workplace Course has been designed for MPharm undergraduates working in pharmacies part time, or as an internship.

The course comprises the Medicine Counter Assistant qualification and elements of the Dispensing Assistant Course (Level 2 Equivalent) in order to provide additional knowledge to complement the MPharm degree.

Candidates will receive the GPhC accredited Medicine Counter Assistant Course and a Level 2 Unit Route certificate for the modules completed in Part 2.

Preparing for your Preregistration Year

The Course Content

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Part 1: Medicine Counter

  • Module 01: Your Role as an MCA
  • Module 02: Handling Prescriptions
  • Module 03: The Wider Role of Pharmacy
  • Module 04: Pain and Analgesia
  • Module 05: Coughs and Colds
  • Module 06: Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Module 07: Travel and Summer Health
  • Module 08: Ear, Eyes and Mouth
  • Module 09: Skin, Hair and Feet
  • Module 10: Women's Health
  • Module 11: Healthy Lifestyles

Part 2: Dispensary

  • Module 01: Working in the Pharmacy Team
  • Module 02: Law, Regulations and Health and Safety within the Pharmacy
  • Module 03: The Drug Tariff

This Course Will Help To...

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Provide knowledge of good medicine counter practices as well as an introduction to the dispensary.

How is this Course Delivered?

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All our courses are delivered by distance learning. This course benefits from a dedicated website where candidates can view and and download course materials and complete tests online with immediate feedback. Of course, you can still choose the paper-based version and submit homework by post if preferred.


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As well as online access to results and our FAQ section, candidates can talk to dedicated tutors 24/7

Continuing Professional Development

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At Buttercups Training we're confident that when you've completed your course you'll want to keep your new-found knowledge up to date. For candidates achieving the Pharmacy Student in the Workplace Course we'll offer you free membership of our Medicine Counter Academy online so you can re-visit modules, check on new POM to P developments and keep abreast of the OTC news.

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