What do I need to know for the GPhC Exam?

The content of the GPhC Exam (pre-reg exam) has been in flux for almost a decade; as there is much debate as to what the future of pharmacy will look like. The most recent publication of the GPhC framework has brought in a new "weighting system" to the syllabus, which is illustrated below.

GPHC Syllabus "Weighting" means that the GPhC has recognised that certain aspects of the syllabus have a higher priority than others and as such, will include more questions during the GPhC exam. For instance, in the past few years there has been a bigger drive towards more clinical content and patient scenarios this has higher weighting, so you should revise these aspects more. Conversely, code of conduct and audit have been identified as being a lower priority and therefore, you should not prioritise this as much in your learning.


GPhC Exam Weighting of topics

Below, we have summarised the "high" priority aspects of the GPhC exam syllabus:

  • Respond appropriately to medical emergencies, including the provision of first aid. Think of first aid, anaphylaxis and CPR.
  • Identify and employ the appropriate diagnostic or physiological testing techniques in order to promote health.
  • Identify inappropriate health behaviours and recommend suitable approaches to interventions.
  • Instruct patients in the safe and effective use of their medicines and devices.
  • Clinically evaluate the appropriateness of prescribed medicines.
  • Provide, monitor and modify prescribed treatment to maximise health outcomes.

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Last modified: Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 1:47 AM