University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

The programme aims to prepare pharmacists, nurses and midwives to practice as independent and or supplementary prescribers. Students develop the knowledge and skills required by an allied health professional to practice as a supplementary prescriber and to meet the standards set by the respective professional or regulatory body as required within the legislative framework.

Course Modules

Modules include: Non'medical prescribing in context; safe and effective prescribing; consultation and decision making; putting prescribing into practice.

Course Additional Entry

Registration with the appropriate professional body: Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) or Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) for pharmacists; Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for nurses; or Health Professions Council (HPC) for Allied Health Professionals; plus a 1st degree or equivalent; or at least 5 years working experience in health care; 2 years (pharmacists) / 3 years (nurses and allied health professionals) post'registration clinical experience; support from the sponsoring organisation confirming service need and access to appropriate supervised practice, and a prescribing budget to meet the costs of prescriptions on completion of training; a named designated medical practitioner who will facilitate, supervise and support the student during their clinical placement.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Distance Learning
PgCert £1,800  Whole course. First year home fees