Korean J Clin Pharm.  2015 Jun;25(2):61-67. 10.0000/kjcp.2015.25.2.61.

Study of the UK Pharmacy Education and the Pharmacy Registration Assessment: In England and Wales

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  • 1University Southampton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton, Hampshire, UK SO16 6YD. yjkim.619@gmail.com

Abstract

Pharmacy education and training is continuously evolving to meet the requirement from the society in the UK. Most pharmacy schools offer the Master of pharmacy degree which is a four year undergraduate programme followed by a year of pre-registration placement spanning a year supervised by a professional pharmacist who has at least 3 years' post-registration experience; however, some universities provide either a 5-year sandwich course where the pre-registration training is split up into two periods of 6 months or a 2-year OSPAP programme for those who are already qualified as a pharmacist outside of the UK. The GPhC has announced that the format of the registration assessment is set to change in 2016. The exam questions from 2016 will be more clinical, practical and based around a patient in a real-life scenario. This article addresses important aspects of UK pharmacy education such as university curriculum, training programme, and licence exam, therefore, could potentially offer a significant contribution to the debate about raising academic standards of pharmacy education in South Korea.

Keyword

UK pharmacy education system; pharmacy registration assessment; pre-registration training

MeSH Terms

Curriculum
Education, Pharmacy*
England*
Humans
Korea
Pharmacists
Pharmacy*
Schools, Pharmacy
Wales*
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