Accreditation Standards

It is a duty of the PSI to review the programmes of education and training being provided by each of the three schools of pharmacy in Ireland. The pharmacy degree programmes are assessed against the PSI’s approved accreditation standards to ensure programmes are meeting the relevant criteria as defined by the PSI Council.

The accreditation standards are designed to provide a description of what is expected of the provider responsible for the teaching, learning and assessment associated with the programme.

Undergraduate Level 8 Degree Accreditation Standards

These interim accreditation standards have been developed to assure that the 4 year undergraduate pharmacy degree programme meet requirements set by the Council of the PSI.  These standards underpin the accreditation of the Bachelor level 8 degree programme in pharmacy.

An accreditation process document accompanies the accreditation standards and sets out the types of evidence that a school of pharmacy would be expected to provide to the accrediting team as part of the accreditation process.

National Pharmacy Internship Programme Accreditation Standards

These interim accreditation standards have been developed and approved to underpin the accreditation process for the National Pharmacy Internship Programme (NPIP). The NPIP is delivered, managed and administered by the RCSI on behalf of the PSI.

Integrated Five Year MPharm Programme Accreditation Standards

These accreditation standards for the five-year degree programme in pharmacy underpin the accreditation process of the new five-year integrated Masters programmes in pharmacy which will replace the current 4+1 structure.

A guidance document accompanies the Accreditation Standards for the five-year fully integrated Master’s Degree Programmes in Pharmacy. This provides information to each school of pharmacy, with regard to what types of evidence can be used to demonstrate compliance with the accreditation standards.