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Independent and Supplementary Non Medical Prescribing CPPD

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Course overview

The intention of this module is to enable appropriately qualified experienced nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals (chiropodists/podiatrists and physiotherapists) to enhance their scope of professional practice by facilitating their development into competent/proficient prescribers. This is keeping with the standards as set out by the NMC (2006), HCPC (2005) & the Department of Health (2006).

Collaborative interprofessional approaches will enrich your learning opportunities and encourage you to acquire, critically explore, share, apply and synthesize specialist knowledge and technical expertise fundamental in accountable, proficient prescribing of medicinal products.

Module dates

Please note: applications for this module can take 6-8 weeks to process due to the high volume of applications and stringent entry requirement therefore applicants are advised to submit an application with this in mind. Applications will be considered on a first come first serve basis.

Term 1

OCT: Thursday 10,17,24 and 31 October 2019
NOV: Thursday 7,14,21 and 28 November 2019
DEC: Thursday 5, 12 and 19 December 2019
JAN: Thursday 2, 9,16, 23 and 30 January 2020
FEB: Thursday 6,13,20 and 27 February 2020
MAR: Thursday 5, 12,19 and 26 March 2020
APR: Thursday 2, 9 and 30 April 2020

Examination Date: 9 April 2020

OSCE Date: 30 April 2020

Term 2

JAN: Monday 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 January 2020
Monday 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 17 February 2020
Monday 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 March 2020
Monday 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 April 2020
Monday 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 May 2020
Thursday 18 June 2020
Tuesday 7, 8 and 16 July 2020

Module Submission Date: TBC



Prerequisite knowledge

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

Please note: There is no flexibility with the entry requriements below. Students are required to meet all requirements before applying for this module.

  • You must be a current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory body (NMC or HCPC= Physiotherapist or Podiatrist only). Your applicant will not be considered without meeting this requirement.
  • A relevant 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.
  • Completed a module in Physical Assessment or being able to provide signed evidence of an ability to undertake physical assessment.
  • 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

Module leaders

  • Lynda Filer

    Lynda is a Lecturer in Applied Biological, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences, specialising in pharmacology and medicines management. She has worked at St Bartholomew’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and then City University London since 1994.

    Lynda qualified as a Nurse and her clinical interests were in Intensive and Coronary Care ...

  • Dr Stanley Mutsatsa

    Stan has worked in various fields of mental health nursing for many years. He obtained his first degree in Chemical Engineering and his second degree is in Clinical Mental Health which he obtained at Kings College , Institute of Psychiatry London. Driven by his passion for psychotherapeutics, Stan completed a PhD ...