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Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy

Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences research programmes (MPhil, MD, PhD).

We aim to offer knowledge and expertise for a career in the pharmaceutical industry, academia or in primary/secondary care.


Administrative contact(s)

Mrs Wendy Davies

Postgraduate Research Administrator

Research themes

  • Informing and influencing the practice of pharmacy
  • Development of policy around medicines usage and approval
  • Patient perceptions
  • Socioeconomic Research.

Areas of Expertise

Is in the development and application of health-related quality-of-life measures with which to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of various drug therapies in a number of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s-type dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and cancer. A composite measure of health status is employed to evaluate patient outcomes using two methodological approaches: firstly, through hypothesis testing studies such as randomised controlled trials and secondly, through the routine application of quality-of-life measures in clinical decision-making (including prescribing) and patient monitoring.

Other research expertise includes:

  • development of models for benefit/risk assessment of medicines
  • drug treatment decision support systems
  • issues relating to global pharmaceutical development and its regulation.


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Tuition fees

Students from the UK

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Students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland

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Students from the rest of the world (international)

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Programme information

For programme structure, entry requirements and how to apply, visit the Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences programme.

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