This 40-credit module at Level 7 aims to prepare students, both academically and practically, for the role of independent prescribing.
The module also meets the registration criteria for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
All applicants/students should have considerable prior knowledge of medicines used in range of medical conditions and possess considerable professional experience.
The training programme will facilitate 26 study days over an academic year and will facilitate the further development of self-direction and critical reflection skills using student-focused interactive teaching and a variety of learning methods including case analysis, reflective diaries and critical incident analysis.
This module can be studied alone or as an optional module on the following degree courses:
The Independent Prescribing course runs from the end of September through to May, with attendance once day a week at the University, either a Thursday or a Friday.
Since prescribing is a competency-based skill, students are required to satisfactorily complete the practice experience element of the programme in accordance with the assessment strategy.
Competencies relating to practice are those outlined in by the respective professions (NMC, GPhC and HCPC). Adequate records of a student’s prescribing practice must be maintained.
This will also contribute to an individual’s CPD portfolio. All summative assessments must be passed in order to attain either academic credits or eligibility for professional registration/ certification.
Applicants must be:
You may be required to be interviewed in person or over the phone and all successful applications are subject to an enhanced DBS check.
To apply or to request more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Module code: CA4D011
Module leader: Ben Pitcher