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Non-medical Prescribing & Advanced Physical Assessment CPPD

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Course overview

Undertaking these two modules will prepare practitioners to undertake advanced roles in practice with skills and knowledge to undertake advanced physical assessment and be a non medical prescriber.

Each module may also be undertaken individually.

Students must complete Advanced Physical Assessment (APM024) before Independent and Supplementary Non-Medical Prescribing (NMM110). Places on modules are subject to availability. Please note that due to high demand the wait time between completing APM024 and commencing NMM110 can be up to twelve months.

Module dates

Term 1 dates for APM024 (Advanced Physical Assessment):

September 19, 26 2018
October 3,10,17, 24, 31 2018
November 7, 14, 21, 28 2018
December 5, 12 2018

Evaluation date: 7 January 2019

Term 2 dates for APM024 (Advanced Physical Assessment):

January 23, 30 2019
February 6, 13, 20, 27 2019
March 6, 13, 20, 27 2019
April 3, 10, 17 2019

Evaluation date: 13 May 2019

Term 3 dates for APM024 (Advanced Physical Assessment):

May 1,8, 15, 22, 29 2019
June  5, 12, 19, 26 2019
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 29 2019

Evaluation date: 19 August 2019

Dates for NMM110 - (Non-Medical Prescribing) will be confirmed upon completion of APM024



Prerequisite knowledge

Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

  • A current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory body (NMC/HCPC)
  • First degree (minimum 2.2 & above) or higher level 7/MSc qualifications
  • Support from employer that you will be given 26 days to attend this module and 12 days (12 x 7.5 hours) for supervised practice under the supervision of a designated medical practitioner/supervisor/assessor.
  • Eligible Medical Practitioner who is willing to supervise you.
  • Relevant work experience – minimum 3 years. You must provide evidence you have experience in the field in which you intend to prescribe.
  • Evidence of an ability to undertake physical assessment.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Module leaders

  • Ursula Smith

    Ursula is the Associate Dean for Postgraduate Taught Studies, CPPD and Workforce Development at City, University of London. Before joining the University in 1999 Ursula worked in a variety of roles in the public, private and voluntary sector specialising in HIV and Palliative care.

    Following qualification as a Children's ...