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Advance your career in Pharmacy with Master of Pharmacy Practice

13 Jul 2016

IMU 154011

Looking to advance your career in pharmacy practice? Seeking a competitive advantage through learning and development? For a rewarding educational experience that also enhances your career prospects, undertake postgraduate studies at the International Medical University (IMU), Malaysia’s first and most established private university with over 24 years of dedicated focus in health professions education. One of the postgraduate studies for Pharmacy graduates available at IMU is the Master of Pharmacy Practice. The Masters of Pharmacy Practice (MPP) enables working pharmacists to expand their skill sets and to develop a reflective approach to practise. The MPP Programme from IMU is unique and the first of its kind to be offered by a Malaysian University with three specialisations namely,  Clinical Pharmacy, Social & Administrative Pharmacy, and Pharmacy Management. The specialization can be chosen according to your preference and career needs and goals. The IMU MPP programme can help you develop into an advanced practitioner, with enhanced leadership and research skills to enhance your professional career. This programme is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and the Malaysian Ministry of Education (MoE). The programme facilitates learning and application of conceptual tools for decision making in pharmacy practice. It builds an adaptive framework to view and systematically evaluate your practice, whether this is primarily in patient care, corporate or academic settings. The programme is offered in a blended mode, which means that you can undertake much of the studies online, with some weekend on-campus sessions to attend face to face teaching and learning sessions. Most of the face-to-face sessions will be on Saturdays.  This will allow you to continue your practise whilst undertaking postgraduate education with the potential to significantly build your career. The online platform of IMU will allow you to access all the contents online and technology enhanced learning will be facilitated by moderators. Using IMU Moodle, you can create an online network among your fellow students and able to do collaborative learning. The face to face teaching format will generally include lectures, workshops, seminars, and case studies. These face to face sessions will be scheduled on weekends to allow the working pharmacists to continue their job/practice and complete the master’s degree to gain more advantage in their career. After the first 2 semesters, you will be able to do your research project in your workplace. The research supervisors from IMU will help you throughout your research period and you will be able to publish the results of the study at the end of research semester. Students can expect personalised attention from the lecturers and research supervisors. Overall, IMU- MPP will help you to enhance your evidence based practice skills and develop new competencies in patient safety and health management. The enhanced leadership skill, critical appraisal skill and reflective practice skills may help you in decision making and you will be able to translate your educational concept into professional practice. If you are a Malaysian registered pharmacist interested in an academic / practise research career, undertaking the MPP programme can be your first big step forward.



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