BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science (no pharmacist)

Type of Study
Online, Paper
Category
Dispensing Doctors
Study Time
720 hours of study
Online Course Cost
£1195 (Exc VAT)
Paper Course Cost
£1400 (Exc VAT)
Course Overview

The course provides the underpinning knowledge for the Advanced Apprenticeship (no Pharmacist) Programme. It delivers a comprehensive range of subjects including pharmaceutical science, pharmacy practice, pharmaceutics, laws and ethics, actions and uses of drugs and disease management. The learner should be someone showing a keen interest in professional development and a willingness to accept responsibility for a more senior role once qualified.

How will this course benefit me?

These staff are in an ideal place to promote concordance and adherence, assist in the advice given to patients (particularly in the management of chronic conditions) and reduce waste. Their knowledge of drugs, actions and side effects will enable them to make more effective contributions to DRUM.

Duration

This course is generally undertaken as part of the Advanced Apprenticeship (no Pharmacist) Programme over a period of two years.

How is the course delivered?

All our courses are delivered by blended learning. This course benefits from a dedicated website where learners with internet access can download the course materials, along with additional support material.

The assessment involves assignments at the end of each module, which includes both multiple choice questions and short answer questions. You will also be asked to have recorded professional discussions with Buttercups Training in-house pharmacists.

The Course Content
Module 1
Dispensing and Supply of Medicines

This module covers working in pharmacy, dispensing prescriptions, and stock control

Module 2
Pharmacy Law, Ethics and Practice

This module covers the lawful and safe delivery of medicines, other organisations involved in the delivery of a pharmacy service and professionalism in pharmacy

Module 3
Chemical Principles for Pharmacy Technicians

This covers the structure of atoms, bonding and the Periodic Table. You will study chemistry principles relevant to pharmacy

Module 4
Biological Principles in Pharmacy

You'll study the structure and function of the essential components of human life - carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and enzymes, genetics, metabolism, and the biology of water

Module 5
Microbiology for Pharmacy

This module focuses on micro-organisms, their role in infection and how we seek to control them

Module 6
Human Physiology

This module studies our organs and body systems

Module 7
Actions and Uses of Medicines

You'll study how drugs work, their design and delivery systems

Module 8
Gastrointestinal and Nutritional Medicines

This module focuses on disorders associated with gastro-intestinal, nutrition and blood systems. The module will look on their management and treatment

Module 9
Cardio-respiratory Medicines

This module focuses on disorders associated with cardio-respiratory systems. The module will look on their management and treatment

Module 10
Central Nervous System Medicines

This module focuses on disorders associated with the Central Nervous System. The module will look on their management and treatment

Module 11
Infections and Immunology

This module focuses on infections, their treatment and prevention

Module 12
Endocrine and Genito-urinary Medicine

This module focuses on disorders associated with endocrine, gynaecological and genito-urinary systems. The module will look on their management and treatment

Module 13
Malignant Disease and Musculoskeletal Medicines

This module focuses on disorders associated with malignancy and musculo-skeletal systems. The module will look on their management and treatment

Module 14
Medicines for the Ears, Eyes, Nose and Skin

This module focuses on disorders associated with the ears, eyes, nose and skin. The module will look on their management and treatment

Module 15
Communicating in Pharmacy

Here we look at information and advice given at the pharmacy about medicines and good health and wellbeing

Module 16
Professional Development in Pharmacy

You will study communication and team working in the pharmacy as well as how to support learning and professional development

Module 17
Community Pharmacy Practice

Dressings and appliances are studied here, as well as external pharmacy services delivered to patients

Module 18
Pharmaceutics

This module covers pharmaceutical calculations, the formulation and preparation of pharmaceutical products

Module 19
Making Medicines for Pharmacy

This final module focuses on the legislation related to the manufacture of medicines, the manufacturing environment, quality assurance and control, and aseptic production

Support

As well as on-line access to results and our FAQ section, learners can talk to dedicated tutors 24/7

Registration

Please note that registration as a pharmacy technician with the GPhC is dependent upon the relevant two year work experience in a pharmacy under pharmacist supervision. If this is not possible, then the learner must not be known as a pharmacy technician on completion, but rather a senior dispenser or similar title.