Clinical Practice (Independent and Supplementary Prescribing) PGCert

Course Introduction

Overview

This course aims to prepare you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively as an independent and supplementary prescriber. It is intended for

* registered nurses (level 1)

* midwives

* specialist community public health nurses

* paramedics

* physiotherapists.

This course is run at the West London campus, but it is also offered at our Berkshire Institute for Health in Reading.

Course detail

This new course reflects the current climate in healthcare where a range of health professionals acquire the knowledge and skills to manage an entire clinical episode, both non-pharmacologically and pharmacologically, of a patient?s presentation.

This clinically-focused award has been designed to have significant impact on your practice.

Learning methods

Learning will take place in a multi-professional environment that will value your prior knowledge, skills and life experience. It will encompass:

learning in University with other professional groups (nurses, midwives, paramedics, physiotherapists)

learning in profession-specific groups

practice-based learning in your area of work or placements organised by your employer.

We use a wide range of approaches to learning and teaching, including:

* technology enhanced learning

* lectures and seminars

* action learning sets

* simulated learning

* forum theatre

* service user and carer involvement

* inter-professional learning

* practice-based learning

* critical reflection

* critical analysis and synthesis of evidence.

Assessment

The module assessments are designed to fit the learning outcomes of the course and meet the requirements of your professional body. They will enable you to demonstrate you are consistently competent and capable of the role, both academically and in real-life complex and dynamic service environments.

Career progression for a paramedic or physiotherapist

Successful completion of this course will lead to eligibility for a paramedic/physiotherapist to become annotated with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an independent and supplementary prescriber.

Career progression for a nurse, midwife or specialist community public health nurse

Successful completion of this course will lead to eligibility for a nurse / midwife / specialist community public health nurse to become annotated with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as an independent and supplementary prescriber.

This is sometimes known as a ?V300?, from the code that is used to enter the annotation onto the NMC register indicating successful completion of a NMC-approved prescribing programme that gives the registrant independent/ supplementary prescriber status.

Start Date

Duration: This course lasts 9 months. The maximum period of enrolment is 2 years..

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Home Fees
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Overseas Fees
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert European Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Entry requirements for HCPC Registrants (paramedics and physiotherapists only): You must hold a degree from a UK university or equivalent or, in the case of non-graduates, be able to demonstrate equivalent academic ability and professional experience. Entry requirements for NMC Registrants (nurses, midwives and specialist community public health nurses only): You must hold a degree from a UK university or equivalent or, in the case of non-graduates, be able to demonstrate equivalent academic ability and professional experience.
  • International entry requirements: Entry requirements for HCPC Registrants (paramedics and physiotherapists only): You must hold a degree from a UK university or equivalent or, in the case of non-graduates, be able to demonstrate equivalent academic ability and professional experience; The HCPC requires an overall IELTS of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening. Entry requirements for NMC Registrants (nurses, midwives and specialist community public health nurses only): You must hold a degree from a UK university or equivalent or, in the case of non-graduates, be able to demonstrate equivalent academic ability and professional experience; The NMC requires - an overall IELTS of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in Speaking, Reading and Listening, and 6.5 in Writing, OR OET (Occupational English Test) B grade in listening, reading, writing and speaking (we can only accept results of tests taken from February 2016 onwards).
  • IELTS score: 7