The aims of the course are to:
- Enable achievement of outcomes that meet the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) A Competency Framework for all Prescribers (2016) in order to prescribe safely and effectively
- Develop a systematic understanding of the processes and context of non-medical prescribing
- Apply principles of prescribing in the practice context to demonstrate skills-based competency.
This course will enable you to achieve the outcomes that meet the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) A Competency Framework for all Prescribers (2016) in order to prescribe safely and effectively.
What is a non-medical prescriber?
Medication can be prescribed for many health conditions by various healthcare professionals. These prescribers can be both medical and non-medical.
A non-medical prescriber is a healthcare professional who is not a doctor.
Who is it for?
This course is designed for experienced Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals to gain the skills needed to be a Non-medical Prescriber.
Please note: This is not a nurse prescribing course. This is a non-medical prescribing course.
Please note: applications for this module will not be considered unless you meet all the entry requirements. This is an extremely popular module and applications will be considered on a first come first serve basis.
There are 10 required study days one day a week, two optional study days and a Pharmacology exam. There is a practice-based component for which you need to complete 90 clinical hours and a Practice-based portfolio.
Term 1 (Sept 2022)
Sep: Thursday 29 September 2022
Oct: Thursday 6, 13, 20 and 27 October 2022
Nov: Thursday 3, 10, 17 and 24 November 2022
Dec: Thursday 1 December 2022
Pharmacology Exam: Thursday 8 December 2022
Numeracy Test and Presentations: Thursday 12 January 2023
Student Presentations: Thursday 19 January 2023
Term 2 (Jan 2023)
Jan: Thursday 26 January 2023
Feb: Thursday 2, 9, 16 and 23 February 2023
Mar: Thursday 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 February 2023
Exam: Thursday 11 and 18 May 2023
This short course module is designed to be flexible in allowing you to study and reach your goals at your own pace. Our health CPD courses are credit-bearing modules that contribute to a University degree or award.
Transfer course credits towards postgraduate taught degree
As a health care professional, once you've completed this course you could offset 30 credits as part of a postgraduate programme, continuing your study with further modules to make up a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 60 credits, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) 120 credits or Master of Science (MSc) 180 credits qualification (all credits must be awarded within five years of study commencing).
This course is worth 30 credits
This course can be used a module, contributing to a University degree or award.
Find a list of degrees this module can contribute towards:
MSc Advanced Clinical Practice - Master's degree