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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
Medicine (26)

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The PgCert Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists is a fantastic opportunity for experienced pharmacists looking to advance their career in a specialist field. This programme will equip you with the necessary skills to become an independent prescriber within a clinical setting. You'll learn from experts in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, and the School of Health and Care Professions, gaining hands-on experience in clinical examination and history taking. With modules covering pharmacology, therapeutics, and professional aspects of prescribing, you'll also enhance your counselling and consultation skills. Entry requirements include a second-class honours degree in Pharmacy, registration as a practising pharmacist, and two years of UK-based patient-facing experience.

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If you're an experienced practising pharmacist and want to further your career in a specialist area, joining our PgCert Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists course is the perfect way to fulfil your ambitions.

In this course you'll develop your clinical examination and consultation skills, and build on your understanding of pharmacology and therapeutics, to inform evidence-based management decisions alongside patients within your chosen scope of practice. 

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

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Entry Requirements

A second-class honours degree in Pharmacy (BSc, BPharm or MPharm), 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 will be invited to attend an interview.

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

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