Independent/Supplementary Prescribing at Cardiff University - UCAS

Cardiff University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Independent/Supplementary Prescribing (Taught)

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Course summary

This postgraduate certificate in non-medical prescribing will provide you with the knowledge and skills to qualify as an independent prescriber. The programme will develop your ability to critically analyse and to hone your personal reflection skills, preparing you for lifelong professional development. It will provide the foundation for you to develop your practice, to enable you to provide a high professional standard of care, and be accountable for that care. The programme will introduce you to the general principles of pharmacology relevant to prescribing practice, the professional, legal, and ethical frameworks relevant to Independent and Supplementary prescribing, and clinical governance / quality assurance aspects of prescribing. These elements will be underpinned by evaluation of your own performance, and application of the prescribing principles to your own area of practice. It will also enable you to be aware of current developments within independent and supplementary prescribing in the UK. You will study in a multi-disciplinary setting along with a range of individuals from other professions including pharmacists, facilitating shared learning as recommended by the NMC/ HCPC.

Entry requirements

As well as complying with the Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)) specific requirements for prescribing, you will need to have: Current registration with the relevant professional/regulatory body. Been registered with the NMC for a minimum of one year prior to entry to the programme (referred to as V300), for nursing and midwifery applicants. An undergraduate Honours degree or equivalent. Demonstrated an ability to study at Masters level. A minimum of one year (full-time equivalent) patient-orientated clinical experience. Evidence of continuing professional development. Undertaken a clinical assessment/diagnostics and evaluation module or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience. For further information regarding entry requirements, please visit our website:

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Independent/Supplementary Prescribing at Cardiff University - UCAS