Independent and Supplementary Non Medical Prescribing CPD
The intention of this module is to prepare practitioners for independent and supplementary prescribing within diverse areas of practice.
This is a 30 credit module at level 7 for healthcare professionals covering independent and supplementary non medical prescribing.
|Start Date||Start Time||Duration||Cost||Course Code||Apply|
|Monday 23 September 2013||The module runs for 26 taught days with 12 days of supervised practice.||Contact CPD admissions for the latest information.||NMM110||Apply Now|
|Monday 3 February 2014||The module runs for 26 taught days with 12 days of supervised practice.||Contact CPD admissions for the latest information.||NM3280||Apply Now|
- You must be an registered, experienced, senior nurse, midwife, health visitor, chiropodist, podiatrist, physiotherapist, radiographer or pharmacist.
The module requires you to be:
- Working in a suitable practice area
- Have a designated medical supervisor / assessor.
English RequirementsFor those students whose first language is not English one of the
following qualifications is also required:
- IELTS: 7
- TOEFL (internet-based): 107
What will I learn?The module will enable you to:
- Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the responsibilities and accountability of the role of independent and supplementary prescriber and be aware of professional limitations and commitment to work within one's scope of competence
- Critically examine the pathophysiology of the condition being treated, critically evaluate the significant signs and symptoms, take a comprehensive accurate history and carry out clinical assessments as appropriate
- Critically evaluate the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics relevant to the drug(s) that are being prescribed in the designated area of practice and utilizing scientific evidence draw conclusions about the influence of these on the pharmacotherapeutic outcome
- Synthesize knowledge of public health issues related to medicines use and critically evaluate the use of this knowledge in prescribing practice
- Take part in shared approach to decision-making by the assessment and evaluation of patients' need for medicine/therapy, taking account of their wishes and values and those of their carers when making prescribing decisions.
Teaching and Assessment
The module consist of 26 study days and 12 days (12 x 7.5 hours) days of supervised practice. Students must attend 90% of the taught programme and 100% of the 12 days (12 x 7.5 hours) of supervised practice.
The following module examinations and assessments must be successfully completed in order to be awarded the recordable qualification by the appropriate professional body.
- Pharmacology examination
- Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE): history taking, documentation, formulating diagnosis, prescribing and numeracy
- Practice-based portfolio
- Supporting reflective essay.