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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, January

  • Course Duration

    1 year part-time

  • Course Type

    PgCert

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals course fee information.

  • Last Updated

    10 June 2019

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to prescribe safely and appropriately within your area of practice with our PGCert in Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals.

The PGCert in Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals is a one-year course will equip you with the competency to practise within current legislation as an independent or supplementary non-medical prescriber.

Why Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals at Swansea?

The Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals course is delivered through our College of Human and Health Sciences, so you will benefit from a diverse teaching and research environment. 

According to the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014-2021, over 75% of research carried out at the college was of international or world-leading quality.

Our teaching team has a strong background in academic support at all levels, including the specific demands of work-based learning.

You may be eligible to have your tuition fees covered through a Welsh Government bursary.

We have strong links with professional practice and academic research networks in Europe and around the world, so your learning is informed by the latest policy and practice developments.

Your Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals experience

You will study one day a week at the St David’s Park Campus in Carmarthen and complete a minimum of 96 hours of documented clinical practice with your designated medical mentor.

Many of our academic staff are active in practice and research, providing an exceptional combination of theoretical rigour, professional insight, and practical expertise.

You will be joining a university that is ranked first in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (What Uni 2017).

Non-Medical Prescribing careers

Your postgraduate qualification in Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals opens up rewarding opportunities for further study and career development in your chosen specialty, including in research, education, policy development, and management.

Non-Medical Prescribing modules

Modules on the Non-Medical Prescribing may include:

  • Clinical Assessment and Decision Making in Non-Medical Prescribing (HCPC)
  • Pharmacology Principles and Practice (HCPC)

How you're taught on the Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals course

The Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals programme comprises of two core modules: SHGM26 -Clinical Assessment and Decision Making in Non-Medical Prescribing which is 40 credits at level 7 and SHGM27 - Pharmacology principles and practice which is 20 credits at level 7. Both of these modules must be successfully completed to gain this qualification.

The programme is taught at the St. David’s Park site in Carmarthen.

Teaching takes place one day a week over the academic year.

It is a professional requirement that you also have 96 hours of clinical practice with a designated medical mentor from which you will need to evidence the learning that has occurred.

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

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