This short professional programme validated by the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC), General Pharmaceutical Council (GPC) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) prepares qualified nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists and podiatrists for independent prescribing and radiographers for supplementary prescribing within a specified field of clinical practice.
This programme is made up of three, twenty credit modules, which run concurrently to make up the programme.
In addition applicants may find it beneficial to complete a health assessmentmodule prior to undertaking the non-medical prescribing programme. For exampleAdvanced assessment skills for clinical practice (Level 7).
Conversion Course for Supplementary Prescribers
This short professional course will provide Physiotherapists and Podiatrists who have already completed the Non-Medical Prescribing course and are annotated with the Health Care Professional Council (HCPC) as a Supplementary Prescriber to prepare for annotation as an Independent Prescriber. You will have been practicing as a Supplementary Prescriber in the area for which you intend to prescribe independently for at least six months. The course involves two University based study days followed by two days of self-directed supervised clinical practice with a designated Medical Practitioner (DMP).
There are threemodules for the GradCert/PgCert Non-Medical Prescribing, all of which are core for this programme and cannot be taken as standalone options:
- Pharmacology and applied therapeutics - Prescribing in clinical practice - Practical aspects of prescribing
On successful completion of the GradCert/PgCert Non-Medical Prescribing, you will be able to independently prescribe within your specified field of clinical practice. This in turn may enhance employment and progression opportunities.
Teaching and learning
- GradCert/ PgCert Non-Medical Prescribing You will attend the University one day a week and there are 26 taught days within the course.
There are a variety of assessment strategies employedincluding examinations, OSCE, clinical portfolio and a written case study.