Non-Medical Prescribing at University of Chester - UCAS

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Course summary

Non-Medical Prescribing is an extended role for suitable qualified nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals. We offer a Non-Medical Prescribing course which employs a blended learning approach that is appealing to the busy healthcare professional of today. Why study this course with us? The design and structure of our course provides flexibility of study in order for you to tailor your learning to suit your needs. Key to our blended learning approach are the University’s excellent library and IT facilities. You will be able to access the learning materials provided in an electronic format at places and times that fit around your work and lifestyle. This course meets rigorous professional and academic standards, and prepares the qualified healthcare professional for an extended and enhanced role, which will improve service to patients and give greater job satisfaction through holistic care provision.

Assessment method

Assessment involves a portfolio addressing course learning outcomes, a pharmacology and drug calculation examination, evaluation of competence in practice with a designated medical practitioner, designated prescribing practitioner or practice assessor, and an OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) assessment.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • General Pharmaceutical Council

Entry requirements

The applicant must: be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (nurses and midwives), or the General Pharmaceutical Council (pharmacists), or the Health and Care Professions Council (relevant allied health professionals); be professionally practising in an environment where there is an identified need for the individual to regularly prescribe; be able to demonstrate support from their employer/sponsor/designated clinical assessor; have the required relevant post-qualification experience as set by your professional governing body; have up-to-date clinical, pharmacological knowledge relevant to the area of prescribing; have a valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Non-Medical Prescribing at University of Chester - UCAS