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Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals - PGCert

University of Reading School of Pharmacy

Part time See Course PgCert 6 months part-time

About the course

CIPPET offers part-time postgraduate programmes to prepare allied health professionals to practise as either independent or supplementary prescribers and to meet the standards set by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

The programme comprises teaching and learning, which include taught days, self-directed study time, assessment and workplace-based learning (the 78 hours of learning in practice).

Details of our accreditation can be found at HPCP accreditation

Students studying the programme will be assessed at level 7, leading to a Postgraduate Certificate (60 academic credits).

Applicants can choose between studying one day a week (Thursdays) or on our intensive weekend programme for those who want a more flexible study arrangement.

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Entry Requirements

You must be registered with the HCPC in one of the relevant Allied Health Professions (physiotherapists, podiatrists, therapeutic radiographers, paramedics, diagnostic radiographers, dietitians).
You are normally expected to have at least three years relevant post-qualification experience in the clinical area in which you will be prescribing.
You must be working at an advanced practitioner or equivalent level.
You must be professionally practising in an environment where there is an identified need for you to regularly use independent or supplementary prescribing.

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