32 Pharmacy & Chemistry-KINGSTON UNI MASTER.mov

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My name’s John Brown.
I’m the Head of School of Pharmacy and Chemistry
And I’d like to introduce to you the courses that we run
within our school. We have course in Pharmacy, and we
have courses in the Chemical and in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
We have had chemistry courses at Kingston, since the 1960s
and we were the first University to introduce
Pharmaceutical Science degree in 1996.
In 2004 we introduced the MPharm Pharmacy programme
and we have been fully accredited now by
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society for teaching MPharm.
In order to become a Pharmacist, you'd need to study on
an accredited Pharmacy programme, such as the one
which’s available at Kingston. For the Pharmacy and
for the Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science courses
we have excellent facilities within the school.
For Pharmacy we have a very high quality facilities
to learn about dispensing and compounding medicines and
we have a very modern clinical sciences laboratory
which will cover theoretical aspects of pharmacy practice and
you’ll also get the opportunity to look at other pharmacy
and clinical related subjects in there.
You’ll see from this short video, that we have excellent
Chemistry facilities, for chemistry, pharmaceutical science
and for pharmacy, we also have excellent analytical facilities.
We have an enviable reputation in terms of
the provision of our courses.
Our courses at Kingston are modular, which means
that they are divided into short unites and the year
is divided into 2 halves, which we call semesters
and in each semester there’re 4 modules, so 4 modules
per semester and 8 modules in a typical year.
Those modules are usually broken down into lecturers,
workshops and practical classes, there’s lots of practice
and practical classes in our courses, but the idea there
is to combine theory and practice together to give you
excellent tuition in the chemical and pharmaceutical sciences.
Kingston University, School of Pharmacy provides courses
which are greatly sought after, and I think part of
that is the facilities that we have.
We have an excellent group of academic staff, who are
very students cantered, very student friendly and we
I think the best way to summarise this is really by
saying you know, you should take an opportunity if
you can to actually come and look and view the facilities
in one of our open days. I very much hope to see
you here at some point in the near future.
Thank you for watching.
My name’s Charlotte Smith, I’m a first year student
and the reason I chose to study chemical and
pharmaceutical science’s foundation degree is because
I hadn’t decide yet whether I wanted to study chemistry
or pharmacy, so I decided to get an over
all indication of the courses
I like the variation in the courses, for instance;
you do a lot of chemistry and pharmacy completely
separate from each other and you also get to do law and ethics
which are some things I’ve never done before,
so I find that interesting.
My average week involves, usually about 5-6 lectures and
then also have usually 2 half days of lab work and that’s
usually up to 3 hours, so you get a long time in the labs
to create interesting experiments. and then
there’re a lot of private study and assignments at home
so you can work at your own time, your own pace.
The labs, some of them are like this, which’s a pharmacy lab
so there’s all sorts of drugs and there’s different
equipment to what you have in the chemistry labs.
So the chemistry subjects will be in there and they have
more sorts of traditional benches,
Bunsen burners, fume cupboards and things like that.
The assessment on my course varies widely from
assignments, online tests, exams, practicals, practical write ups
speeches and presentations, a real wide range of things
which’s good because, if you’re not so good at exams
then you have a chance to express yourself in other ways.
At the University, there’s a lot of support for us, we can
visit the lecturers during certain times when they’re
available in their rooms and you can go and talk about
any problems that you’re having.
You also have a personal tutor, who you can talk to
about your course or any personal issues and
they can give you advice on how to take that further.