This 40 credit module is for registered practitioners (designated allied health care professionals) who need to prescribe as part of their role, and can be studied at degree or masters level.
You will establish the principles of prescribing to enable professional development as a prescriber, taking into account the wider influences of prescribing practice, as well as developing your knowledge in the application of the principles of prescribing in order to prescribe safely, effectively and cost-effectively within the scope of your practice.
This module consists of 26 days over a six month period. It is delivered via a blended learning pathway consisting of 10 face-to-face taught days, one day of revision and one day of examination and a final day offering tutorials and 13 self-directed days supported by a distance learning package. There are an additional 90 hours in practice supported by an independent prescriber (doctor or dentist). Successful completion will lead to the independent prescribing and supplementary prescribing annotations on the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) register.
Learning outcomes are mapped to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (2006) Standards of Proficiency for Nurse and Midwife Prescribers and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (2016) Competency Framework for all Prescribers.
As well as the regular teaching staff, there will be visiting lecturers, high profile collaborators and external examiners associated with this course who will be running workshops and masterclasses, bringing new opportunities to the course. The course is delivered locally in Plymouth, making it accessible to practitioners across the south-west peninsula.
Find out more about the HCPC standards for non-medical prescribing on the HCPC website.