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Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists PG Cert


De Montfort University Faculty of Health & Life Sciences

Part time September PgCert 6 months with the opportunity to submit all work within 4 months as a 'fast-track' option

About the course

The Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists is available as a stand-alone 45 credit course or it can be taken as an option in the diploma year of the MSc in Clinical Pharmacy, which is open to pharmacists from all sectors of the profession. Existing MSc/Diploma students are required to apply separately for the Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing.

Designed by expert pharmacists and clinicians, the course takes a practice-based approach to learning and assessment, and benefits from the continued input of experienced academics and practitioners from the fields of pharmacy, medicine and nursing.

Reasons to study The Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists at DMU:

  • Validated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and provides

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Entry Requirements

Be a registered pharmacist with the GPhC or the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

Have at least two years appropriate patient-orientated experience in a UK hospital, community or primary care setting following their pre-registration year.

Be able to demonstrate reflective practice on performance and the ability to take responsibility for continuing professional development.

The applicant must have identified a designated medical practitioner (DMP) who has training and experience appropriate to their role. This may be demonstrated by adherence to the Department of Health Guidance (2001).programme.


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