Independent and Supplementary Prescribing at University of Gloucestershire - UCAS

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Course summary

Develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to become a safe prescriber – take your career to the next level through this NMC and HCPC-accredited course. The course aims to equip Advanced Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Therapeutic Radiographers, Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors with the skills and competencies you need to prescribe medication safely, appropriately and cost effectively. You’ll study clinical pharmacology, prescribing for different client groups, and structured consultation and therapy decisions process. You can study this module as a stand-alone Certificate in Professional Studies (Level 7, 30 CATS). Or if you’d like to continue postgraduate education, this module can contribute to either the Master’s in Advanced Clinical Practice or the Master’s in Advanced Professional Practice. * Study style* This is a part-time course which you’ll study one day per week over a period of 15 taught days, alongside 90 hours in a clinical placement and 112.5 hours of self-directed learning. You’ll be assessed by exams, online assessments, reflective case studies and a portfolio of evidence – demonstrating your clinical competency against the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s 2016 framework of competency for non-medical prescribers. Lectures take place at Oxstalls campus and run from 9.30 until 4.30 pm. The professional statutory bodies require 100% attendance for all clinical teaching activities – so we have to hold registers for teaching days – and we monitor and record all online student activity to ensure that these Professional Statutory Registering Bodies’ requirements are met. The course consists of a minimum of 300 hours of study: 15 face-to-face clinical teaching/exam sessions each lasting 6.5 hours = 97.5 hours a minimum of 90 hours in clinical placement with support from the designated prescribing practitioners (DPPs) 112.5 hours of self-directed learning, supported by workbooks, online lecture material and e-learning exercises.

Entry requirements

Before applying for this course, it is essential that students must have: - Current professional Registration either in parts 1 of the NMC professional register or HCPC registration with legislative rights to prescribe - A minimum of 1 year’s post-registration experience - NMC registrants must have secured two Designated Prescribing Practitioners, a Practice Assessor and a Practice Supervisor - HCPC registrants must have secured a Designated Prescribing Practitioner (DPP) with relevant experience and qualifications in the clinical specialist field you have chosen to study - A successful interview with the Academic Course Lead for the Independent and Supplementary Prescribing course

English language requirements

International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

English Language requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1475 Whole course
International £1475 Whole course
England £1475 Whole course
Northern Ireland £1475 Whole course
Scotland £1475 Whole course
Wales £1475 Whole course

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Independent and Supplementary Prescribing at University of Gloucestershire - UCAS