The Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing aims to prepare nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals to practice within current non-medical prescribing legislation.
There will be two cohorts per year (subject to sufficient interest and professional body approval), starting in March and September each year. The Spring cohort will run every Wednesday from March to November (No lectures during August) and the Autumn cohort will be taught every Tuesday from September to the following March. Please contact the programme manager on [email protected]
to discuss which cohort may be more appropriate for you.
The September cohort of this course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Professional body approval of the March cohort is to be confirmed.
Key Features of Non-Medical Prescribing
Teaching and Employability:
- Established and reputable links with the NHS, Social Services, and many private sector companies
- The September cohort of this programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Professional body approval of the March cohort is to be confirmed.
- 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.
- 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 admissions team or the programme director for further information.
This 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 nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, radiographers and podiatrists to develop prescribing practice within a clinical setting.
Significant changes planned for this programme and details will be released as soon as possible.
Non-Medical Prescribing Course Structure
The programme comprises one 60 credit module, SHGM21 Non-medical Prescribing. This will be tailored to the relevant professional body requirements (NMC, HCPC and GPhC).
The programme is taught at the St. David’s Park site in Carmarthen. Teaching takes place one day a week over the academic year.
Who should apply?
The Non-Medical Prescribing programme is suitable for:
looking to develop prescribing practice within a clinical setting.
The teaching team:
- are very experienced in delivering prescribing programmes
- have a wide range of relevant skills, experience and qualifications
- are members of a range of prescribing forums and groups
- have well established links with health board Non-Medical Prescribing Leads throughout the region. The College of Human and Health Sciences has a vibrant postgraduate community with students drawn from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. The College is known for its friendly, welcoming and supportive environment, which combined with its extensive facilities, state-of-the-art technology and superb beachside location, helps to ensure that students benefit from an exceptional student experience.
In addition, students have access to a wide range of excellent facilities and equipment for realistic workplace experiences.
Please visit our website for information on entry requirements for the Non-Medical Prescribing programme.