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Non-Medical Prescribing PGCert

Course Description

The PG Cert in Non-Medical Prescribing prepares nurses, midwives, specialist community public health nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals to practise within current non-medical prescribing legislation. The PG Cert Non-Medical Prescribing is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and competency required to undertake the role of an independent and supplementary non-medical prescriber

The Non-Medical Prescribing programme is designed for nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, radiographers and podiatrists to develop prescribing practice within a clinical setting. Nurses will be awarded the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) recorded qualification V300 Independent and Supplementary Prescribing. Pharmacists will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Independent prescribing which will allow them to apply for annotation with the GPhC as an independent prescriber. Physiotherapists and podiatrists will be awarded an annotation with the HCPC as an Independent and Supplementary Prescriber. For radiographers the HCPC annotation is Supplementary Prescriber.

The Non-Medical Prescribing PGCert is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Pharmaceutical Council and the Health Professions and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Learning outcomes include:

Development of clinical health assessment skills and consultation with patients and carers
Development of a high level of decision making skills in assessment and prescribing
Proactive development of clinical management plans
Critical evaluation of influences on prescribing practice
Prescribing safely, appropriately and cost-effectively
Demonstrating an understanding of roles and relationships of others involved in prescribing, supplying and administering medicines
Applying knowledge of drug actions effectively in prescribing practice
Critically appraise legislation relevant to prescribing
Practice within a framework of professional accountability in relation to prescribing

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

Entry Requirements

Applicants for the Non-Medical Prescribing programme normally require an Honours degree (2.2 or above) in a relevant subject. You must be registered on either the Nursing and Midwifery Council register or the Health and Care Professions Council register. You must have a minimum three years' experience post-qualification and be deemed competent by your employer to undertake the programme. All candidates must have a DMP (Designated Medical Practitioner) who is registered with the General Medical Council.

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