This Course has been designed to enable suitably experienced nurses, midwives, paramedics, pharmacists, and physiotherapists to become independent prescribers. This will allow them to prescribe medications within their scope of practice and competence. This course has been designed to facilitate practitioners in achieving prescribing competency as set out by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) document “A competency framework for all prescribers”, and in line with the Standards for prescribing set out by the respective regulators. This course combines the existing stand alone prescribing module with a Developing and Evidencing Prescribing Competence module, allowing the practitioner to fully develop end evidence theire prescribing practice and attain a full award.
The independent prescribing module will be a good choice for suitably experienced registered health care professionals who wish to become independent prescribers. Completing this module would allow practitioners to prescribe within the relevant area of practice
This short course is accredited by NMC, GPhC and HCPC.
|Course title||MODULE CODE||CAMPUS||DURATION||START DATE|
|Independent/Supplementary Prescribing for NMC Registrants||CA4D013||Glyntaff Campus||9 months||September 2021|
|Independent/Supplementary Prescribing for GPhC and HCPC Registrants||CA4D012||Glyntaff Campus||9 months||September 2021|
This course provides a Postgraduate Certificate in Independent Prescribing Practice.
Blended teaching. Mixing face to face study days and distance learning.
Face to face study is a mixture of lead lectures, tutorials and physical assessment sessions. Utilising a range of experts from within the university as well as from our partner trusts
Theoretical learning will be managed through blended facilitated learning processes that include distance education, lectures, tutorials, workshops, participant-led learning activities and use of simulated learning environments.
Work-based – practice learning will focus on supporting prescribing competence development within the context of the participants practice.
The participants will have support from practice based tutors (Designated Prescribing Practitioners (GPhC and HCPC) and practice supervisor and practice and academic assessors (NMC). The practice based tutors will offer educational support and play a key role in assessment and responsibilities for signing off competence.
Students will be allocated either a Thursday or Friday study day. The 15 days face to face will be spread out across the year. Students will also be expected to complete the 130 hours of directed study and 235 hours of independent study.
Additionally, 100 hours of supervised learning will be undertaken in practice The support given by the students clinical environment to the development of prescribing practice is key
All Nursing and Midwifery applicants must meet the following criteria:
All pharmacist applicants must meet the following criteria:
Once the eligibility form has been checked and verified, and the applicant has been identified as eligible to study, they will be offered a Telephone or face to face interview. This will be used to clarify information submitted on the form and to confirm the appropriateness of the applicant’s intentions for prescribing. Interviews take place Between April and Spetemeber.
1. Ten critical reflective accounts (weighting 40%). Each account must be passed at 40%.
2. Written Examination – calculations examination and MCQ/SAQ (weightng 10%)
3. Record of work based learning (weighting 40%):
Participants will have an induction at the beginning of the course. This will also include an induction to the services offered by the learning resource centre, study skills, advice zone staff and student services.
Participants will be allocated a Personal Tutor to offer support and guidance with all aspects of the course. Participants will also be nominated an academic assessor to fulfil the role of taking responsibility for a supporting learning in practice.
Participants will have a nominated individual(s) from their practice setting to support and promote opportunities for the participant to develop their skills in relation to prescribing. The practice supervisors / assessors will be supported in their role by the course team.
NMC registered nurses, midwives and SCPHNs undertaking the course will be allocated nominated Practice Supervisor(s), a Practice Assessor and Academic Assessor to support supervise and assess their learning and measure the achievement of prescribing competence. These individuals will have suitable qualifications and experience in relation to prescribing.
Office hours and meetings with participants will be flexible with due consideration of participants working patterns