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Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists PgCert


University of Portsmouth School of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences

Part time September, January PgCert 8 months part-time

About the course

Overview

If you're an experienced practising pharmacist and want to further your career in a specialist area, such as mental health, critical care or HIV medicine, joining our PgCert Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists course is the perfect way to fulfil your ambitions.

On this course, you'll develop your clinical examination, pharmacology and therapeutics skills, and build on your understanding of evidence-based management of common medical conditions.

And when you graduate, you'll be qualified for a career as an independent prescriber within a clinical setting.

On this course, you'll:

  • Learn from experts in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, and the School of Health and Care Professions
  • Get hands-on experience in clinical examination and history taking
  • Study topics including

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Entry Requirements

A Pharmacy degree (BSc, BPharm or MPharm) with a minimum classification of 2.2, registration as a practising pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council and two year's UK-based patient-facing experience post-registration.

Applicants require the written agreement of a Designated Medical Practitioner to mentor them throughout the course and the support of their employing organisation where applicable. All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 7.0.


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