Post-registration foundation pharmacist curriculum programme of learning

How is the curriculum structured?

The curriculum outcomes are based on the RPS Foundation Pharmacist Framework and have been structured into five common domains, mirroring the domain structure of the new GPhC IET standards and the RPS advanced and consultant level curricula. 

These also align closely to multi-professional frameworks.

The outcomes are accompanied by descriptors which articulate the level and breadth of performance required, making the development pathway in each domain explicit from post-registration foundation to advanced and consultant level practice.

Post-reg foundation curriculum domains

Key definitions

Domains

Collections of commonly themed capabilities and outcomes. There are five domains in the post-registration foundation pharmacist programme of learning. 

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Capabilities

High-level, complex professional capabilities are flexible and adaptive in a wide range of contexts and synthesise the knowledge, skills, behaviours and experience pharmacists need to manage real-life scenarios. Each of the domains in this programme of learning is made up of between one to four capabilities and there are 13 capabilities in total.

Outcomes

Describe what is to be achieved by pharmacists by the end of the programme; these describe the knowledge, skills, behaviours and experience of those who successfully complete the programme of assessment.

Descriptors

Detail the level and breadth of performance required to satisfactorily meet the curriculum outcomes. They provide greater details for pharmacists undertaking the programme on what is expected of them in practice to reach the required standard.

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The curriculum also defines the core clinical assessment skills in which post-registration foundation pharmacists must become competent by the end of their training. The skills included are those used most frequently in clinical practice and support identifying an acutely unwell or deteriorating person. 

The topic guide includes a core set of clinical assessment skills in which post-registration foundation pharmacists must be able to perform with limited supervision / assistance by the end of their training. The skills included are those used most frequently in clinical practice and support identifying an acutely unwell or deteriorating person.

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