University of South Wales

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Independent Prescribing Practice (Taught)

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Course summary

This course has been developed to reflect the advanced levels of knowledge and skills required to become an Independent Prescriber. Fundamental to this course is that pharmacists, midwives, nurses, paramedics and physiotherapists will be taught alongside one another and assessed using the same assessment criteria. You will learn how to apply pharmacology, patient assessment and medicines management principles to your specific area of practice, becoming a competent and confident prescriber. The course will follow the outline curricula of the accrediting bodies the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC), General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). This course has been designed to facilitate practitioners in achieving prescribing competency as set out by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) document “A competency framework for all prescribers”, and in line with the Standards for prescribing set out by the respective regulators.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

Applicants must be appropriately qualified healthcare professionals registered with either the NMC, GPhC or HCPC. Please see our website for specific criteria relating to the individual professions.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Independent Prescribing Practice at University of South Wales - UCAS