UCC CPD courses

Pharmacotherapy I: Renal, Cardiovascular, Respiratory & Gastrointestinal Disorders CPDP PF6009


Fact File

  • Title

    Pharmacotherapy I: Renal, Cardiovascular, Respiratory & Gastrointestinal Disorders CPDP PF6009

  • Code


  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    12 weeks

  • Teaching Mode


  • Fees

    €2050 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    31st July 2020

  • Venue


  • Credits


  • Start Date

    Semester 1 7/9/20


Module Objective: To develop a higher knowledge of the major pharmacotherapeutic areas in order to promote a better understanding of the benefits and risks of the use of these medicines in the clinical pharmacy setting and to prepare the pharmacist for his/her evolving role within the hospital/community setting.

Module Content: The diseases of the major organ systems, gastrointestinal (including liver), respiratory, cardiovascular and renal systems and the drugs that acton these systems will be examined. The potential changes in drug safety and efficacy that may occur in the presence of impaired function in any of these systems will be highlighted in order to ensure usage of the most appropriate therapies at an individual level. The expanded professional role of the clinical pharmacist will be highlighted, as will potential areas of future development.

Learning Outcomes:  On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

Discuss and explain the epidemiology, aetiology, pathophysiology, signs, symptoms, and tests leading to the diagnosis, of common disorders/diseases of the gastrointestinal (including liver), respiratory, cardiovascular and renal systems.
Choose the appropriate and effective therapy, for selected diseases of the gastrointestinal (including liver), respiratory, cardiovascular and renal systems.

Formulate pharmaceutical care plans and counsel patients including patients with co-morbid disease.


Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment. Oral if required.


As per MSc (Clinical Pharmacy). 

  • Candidates must hold a primary pharmacy degree from a School of Pharmacy that is approved by the Programme Committee;
  • They must be registered with the professional accreditation authority in the country in which they are practising;
  • Candidates should have practical experience in their area of qualifications of at least one year post-registration;
  • Candidates must be employed in a healthcare setting;
  • Applicants may be requested to undergo an interview;
  • All candidates will be required to have full access to computer and internet facilities and to be computer literate;
  • In some exceptional circumstances candidates, by virtue of their training and experience may, at the discretion of the Programme Director and the Head of School, be deemed suitable for entry to the degree.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

Fees and Costs

The fee is €1950 for 2020/21. There is also a €35 application fee to be paid on submitting your application through the UCC Online Portal.

How Do I Apply

This module is on offer for 2020/21.  To apply for this module please download and complete the application form below and submit with the relevant document.

CPD Pharmacotherapy I: Renal, Cardiovascular, Respiratory & Gastrointestinal Disorders PF6009 Application Form 2020/21 accessed through this link: 

Pharmacotherapy I Renal Cardiovascular Respiratory Gastrointestinal Disorders

  1. Download and complete the application form at the link below.
  2. Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo).
  3. Pay your €35 application fee for this module via UCC’s Online Portal, noting your Application ID: Click here to proceed to UCC’s Online Portal.
  4. Send your completed application form, photo and any relevant documents, including your application ID via e-mail to cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie



CPD Co-Ordinator, CPD Centre, 

An tIonad um Fhorbairt Ghairmiúil Leanúnaigh,

Q+1 floor, The Boole Library, Main Quad, U.C.C.

e-mail cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie

This module is open for applications 2020/21