Independent and Supplementary Prescribing at University of Worcester - UCAS

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What makes Independent and Supplementary Prescribing at Worcester special? The independent and Supplementary Prescribing Course at Worcester is a multi-professional course which fundamentally enables practitioners within their therapeutic areas and clinical specialities from a variety of clinical settings to develop safe and effective prescribing practice. By building on your existing knowledge and experience, as well as health assessment skills-autonomous practice and professional development are enhanced whilst prescribing safely, appropriately, and cost-effectively in line with your professional and regulatory standard and code of conduct. This Masters Level 30-credit six-month blended learning course has 2 intakes per academic year. It is delivered part time and is currently open to Nurses, Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists and Therapeutic Radiographers. At Masters level there is an expectation that you act autonomously in planning your study and time in practice. The workshops, competency portfolio and assessments will expect you to be able to consider and evidence complex issues and demonstrate sound clinical decision-making, sometimes in the absence of all information. The prescribing courses offered at Worcester are accredited by the NMC and HCPC and are suitable for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals who meet the professional requirement to independently and supplementary prescribe from the BNF, BNF(C) and the NPF. Key features

  • Delivered by specialist lecturers, practitioners, and tutors with extensive experience in prescribing in the acute and community sectors
  • The course is delivered using a blended learning approach, utilising a combination of face-to-face study days, online learning platforms, 1-to-1 tutorials and asynchronous self-directed resources.
  • Learning in practice will support development under the supervision of your Designated Prescribing Practitioner (DPP). NMC registrants require the support of a practice supervisor in addition to the DPP.
  • Can be taken as a standalone course, as part Masters In Advanced Clinical Practice or the Advanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship
  • Approved by the NMC and HCPC against the Standards for Prescribing


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Independent and Supplementary Prescribing at University of Worcester - UCAS