We are proud to provide an outstanding educational experience, using the most effective learning and teaching approaches, carefully tailored to suit the specific needs of your course. Apart from a small number of online-only courses, most of our courses consist of in-person, on-campus teaching, enabling full engagement with your lecturers and fellow students.
Practical skills sessions, lab work seminars, and workshops predominantly take place in person, allowing for group working and demonstrations. We also operate virtual labs and Simulated Learning Environments which will facilitate greater access to training opportunities in the future. However, our approach also includes the use of some online learning to support and enhance traditional face-to-face teaching.
Online learning may take place ‘live’ using software such as Zoom, allowing you to interact with the lecturer and other students and to ask questions. Lecture recordings also allow for more flexibility to revisit material, to revise for assessments and to enhance learning outside of the classroom. Some modules have extra resources in Canvas, such as videos, slides and quizzes enabling further flexible study.
The Non-Medical prescribing qualification at Swansea University is available through a stand-alone 40 credit module - Non-Medical prescribing (GPhC) SHGM22(approved by the GPhC) or by doing a Post Graduate Certificate in Non-Medical prescribing.
The stand-alone module SHGM22 Non-Medical Prescribing (GPhC) comprises 17 days theory, a minimum of 9 days of self-directed study and 12 days supervised practice.
The full Post Graduate Certificate programme comprises one 40 credit module, SHGM22 Non-Medical prescribing and one 20 credit module, Pharmacology principles and practice (NMC) SHGM23 (26 taught days and 12 days supervised practice). Some pharmacists might choose this option if they have not studied for some time or if they wish to gain an additional academic qualification.
The programme is based at the St. David’s Park site in Carmarthen. Teaching takes place one day a week over the academic year.