From my perspective as an employer, the postgraduate mental health pharmacy courses at Aston are invaluable and unique - they provide me with the means of accessing high-quality, relevant and practical educational opportunities for my staff to better enable them to undertake their roles as specialist mental health pharmacists in a more informed and able manner for the benefit of the service users they're working with.
The courses provide supportive stretch and facilitate assimilation and implementation of relevant knowledge and skills for working with mental health service users via a parallel programme of knowledge gain alongside practical implementation in the workplace.
The courses are paced well and give constructive feedback to students to allow incremental improvement throughout the course. Having relevant experts design, facilitate and mark the course adds robustness and credibility to the resulting qualification, which is of sufficiently high standard to be the qualification of choice to enable application to become a credentialled member of the College of Mental Health Pharmacists.
Nikki is also President of the CMHP.