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/Oct 2022)
Module dates are yet to be confirmed
This course can be taken as part of an MSc programme or as a stand-alone CPD course offering 30 credits at level 7.
This course is worth 30 credits toward eligible programmes.