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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Medicine

  • Start Date

    September, March

  • Course Duration

    6 months

  • Course Type

    Other

  • Last Updated

    19 July 2018

Course Content

Course content

Non-Medical Prescribing is an extended role for suitable qualified nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals.

Course overview

We offer a Non-Medical Prescribing course which employs a blended learning approach that is appealing to the busy healthcare professional of today. The design and structure of our course provides flexibility of study in order for you to tailor your learning to suit your needs.

Please note there is no formal award for this course.

Why Study Non-Medical Prescribing with us?

We offer a course which employs a blended learning approach that is appealing to the busy healthcare professional of today.

The design and structure of our course provides flexibility of study in order for you to tailor your learning to suit your needs. Key to our blended learning approach are the University’s excellent library and IT facilities. You will be able to access the learning materials provided in an electronic format at places and times that fit around your work and lifestyle.

This course meets rigorous professional and academic standards, and prepares the qualified healthcare professional for an extended and enhanced role, which will improve service to patients and give greater job satisfaction through holistic care provision.

This course can also be studied at Level 6 (aimed at those professionals who have a DipHE and would like to study at an undergraduate degree level).

What will I learn?

This 40-credit course consists of two 20-credit modules covering aspects of pharmacology, consultation, examination and prescribing practice.

The modules employ shared learning by nurses, pharmacists, and allied health professionals.

Both modules must be taken contemporaneously and successfully completed in order for you to register as a Non-Medical Prescriber.

How will I be taught?

Our course structure employs an interactive web-based package of learning materials, supervised practice days and taught contact days at the University, building a flexible, blended learning approach.

The minimum number of taught contact, and directed distance, learning is 156 hours.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment involves a portfolio addressing course learning outcomes, a pharmacology and drug calculation examination, evaluation of competence in practice with a designated medical prescriber, and an OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) assessment with viva.

Course Fees

For our latest fees please visit our website.

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If you would like to know more about the University please request a prospectus.


Visit the Non Medical Prescribing page on the University of Chester website for more details!

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