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Pharmacist Independent Prescribing (PracticeCert)


Online Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

Part time January, September Other 10 months part-time

About the course

This Practice Certificate in Pharmacist Independent Prescribing will prepare you to achieve the relevant learning outcomes required by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) to be eligible to apply for annotation as a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber.

The module is structured around GPhC Standards and the Competency Framework for all Prescribers. These support Pharmacist Prescribers to deliver safe and effective care. The skills and knowledge you will gain will enable you to make a difference to patients’ lives and play an important role in the future of pharmacist independent prescribing.

What You Will Study:

Teaching covers the learning outcomes required by the General Pharmaceutical Council. The subject matter is delivered at Master’s Level (SCQF Level 11) and covers therapeutics,

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Entry Requirements

All candidates must meet the following requirements:
Pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) or the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
Demonstrate how they reflect on their own performance and take responsibility for their own Continuing Professional Development.
Have a designated medical practitioner who has agreed to supervise the period of learning in practice.
Have at least two years appropriate patient orientated experience practising in a hospital, community or primary care setting following their pre-registration year.
Have identified an area of clinical practice and need in which to develop their prescribing skills.

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Student Profile(s)

Nadeem Ismail

As the first Pharmacist from our Trust to attend RGU’s course I was delighted with the level of support I received from RGU. This was reflected during my OSCE attendance at RGU. The benefits of the course to patients, myself and colleagues have been obvious.

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