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Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals PGCert

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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Medicine

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date

    September, March

  • Course Duration

    1 year part-time

  • Course Type

    PgCert

  • Course Fees

    For current fees for the PGCert in Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals please visit our website.

  • Last Updated

    13 September 2018

Course content

The Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing aims to prepare Allied Health Professionals to practice within current non-medical prescribing legislation. It will provide them with the knowledge and skills to prescribe safely and appropriately within their area of practice.

Professional body approval from the Healthcare Professions Council has been granted for Independent prescribing for Chiropodists/podiatrists, physiotherapists and therapeutic radiographers and for Supplementary prescribing, diagnostic radiographers.

Further opportunities may be available for non-medical prescribing places this year 2018/2019.

The Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals course is not available to international students.

Key Features of Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals

Teaching and Employability:

  • Established and reputable links with the NHS, Social Services, and many private sector companies
  • Up-to-the-minute teaching which is responsive to employer demand
  • Successful completion can increase career development and promotion opportunities for the student as an advanced practitioner within their field of speciality  
  • Studies show that non-medical prescribing to be safe, clinically and cost effective.

Funding 

  • Applicants may be eligible for funding support 
  • This programme has the possibility of being funded by the Welsh Government, so the student may not need to pay any fees. Please speak to the programme director for further information.

The Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals course is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and competency required to undertake the role of an independent or supplementary non-medical prescriber. The course has been designed for allied health professionals to develop prescribing practice within a clinical setting. 

Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals Course Structure

The Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals programme comprises of two core modules: SHGM05 -Clinical Assessment and Decision Making in Non-Medical Prescribing which is 40 credits at level 7 and SHGM06 - Pharmacology principles and practice which is 20 credits at level 7. Both of these modules must be successfully completed to gain this qualification.

The Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals programme is taught at the St. David’s Park site in Carmarthen. Teaching takes place one day a week over the academic year. You are also required to have 96 hours of clinical practice with a designated medical mentor from which you will need to evidence the learning that has occurred.

Who should apply?

  • Physiotherapists
  • Radiographer’s 
  • Chiropodists/Podiatrists
  • Dieticians

All of whom are looking to develop prescribing practice within a clinical setting.


Visit the Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals PGCert page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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