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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 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 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

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 ...