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I want the syllabus of MPharm of General Pharmaceutical Council GPC so will you please provide me?
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Old January 19th, 2018, 11:40 AM
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Ok, I am providing you the syllabus of MPharm of General Pharmaceutical Council GPC

General Pharmaceutical Council GPC MPharm syllabus

Indicative syllabus for UK pharmacy degree courses

The patient

The patient is the main or ultimate focus of everything in the degree course. The items grouped under
this heading address the biological, environmental, psychological and some of the social foundations of
treatment with medicines. Although these items relate to all of the Outcomes required of a degree
course, they especially relate to Outcomes Criteria 10 and 22.

1. The unique role of the pharmacist in ensuring that the patient benefits from pharmaceutical
2. Principles and methodologies of the social and behavioural sciences relevant to pharmacy.
3. Health and illness: definitions and perceptions.
4. Theory and practice of personal and inter‐personal skills, including written and verbal
communication skills, and study skills.
5. The ideas and approaches of compliance or concordance in health care provision, particularly as
they apply to medicines‐taking.
6. The pharmacist’s contribution to the promotion of good health and disease prevention.
7. Normal and abnormal bodily function: biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, nutrition,
immunology, physiology, pathology, pathophysiology and infective processes.
8. Aetiology and epidemiology of major diseases and the principles of their drug treatment.
9. Symptoms recognition and management, the principles of differential diagnosis, important
diagnostic methods and tests, and medical terminology.
10. Disease management and care planning, including application of clinical guidelines, prescribing
guidelines and medication review.
11. Complementary therapies.
12. Drug and substance misuse, and physiological and psychological dependence. Clinical toxicology
associated with drug over‐dosage, drug or substance misuse or accidental exposure.

Medicines : drug action

The focus here is on drugs in use, particularly in the patient. The first three items in this
short list are large in scale and high in importance. There is an especially strong relevance
to Outcomes Criteria 16 and 22.

13. Molecular basis of drug action and the actions of drugs within living systems; molecular, cellular,
biological and physical aspects.
14. Clinical therapeutic uses of drugs and medicines in man, including contraindications for, adverse
reactions to, and interactions of drugs, and their relevance to treatment.
15. Drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion and influences thereon, including
formulation, route of administration, dosage regimen, ageing and disease.
16. Clinical evaluation of new and existing drugs and medicines, and post‐marketing surveillance. Good
Clinical Practice.
17. Prospects for new approaches in therapeutics.

Medicines : the drug substance

For patient safety and often for the quality and efficacy of treatment, it is important that the
pharmacy graduate, uniquely among the team of health professionals, has an appreciation
and understanding of the sources and properties of the drugs which form the biologicallyactive
and therapeutic components of medicines. These items are especially relevant to
Outcomes Criteria 11 and 13.

18. Sources and purification of substances used in medicine of biotechnological, chemical synthetic,
immunological, mineral and plant origin.
19. Physico‐chemical aspects of drugs and biological systems, including thermodynamics and chemical
20. Specifications of substances used in medicine, including physical and chemical tests.
21. Analytical methods: principles, design, development, validation and application.
22. Prediction of drug properties, including chemical compatibilities, from molecular structure.
23. Drug design and discovery: principles, approaches and future prospects.
24. Cell and molecular biology, including genomics, proteomics and gene therapy relevant to pharmacy.
25. Biological methods of measuring drug activity and biological standards.
26. Biotechnology and biotechnological processes.

General Pharmaceutical Council GPC MPharm syllabus


General Pharmaceutical Council
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E14 5LQ

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