GradCert/PgCert in Non-Medical Prescribing / Conversion course for Supplementary Prescribers

London South Bank University

Program Description

GradCert/PgCert in Non-Medical Prescribing / Conversion course for Supplementary Prescribers

London South Bank University

This short professional programme validated by the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC), General Pharmaceutical Council (GPC) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) prepare qualified nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists and therapeutic radiographers as Independent Prescribers, and diagnostic radiographers and dieticians as Supplementary Prescribers.

The course comprises three twenty credit modules which are taught concurrently and cannot be taken as standalone modules.

Applicants may find it beneficial to complete an advanced assessment and physical examination course prior to undertaking the non-medical prescribing course.


Conversion Course for Supplementary Prescribers

This short professional course will provide Physiotherapists, Podiatrists and Therapeutic Radiographers who have already completed the Non-Medical Prescribing course and are annotated with the Health Care Professional Council (HCPC) as a Supplementary Prescriber to prepare for annotation as an Independent Prescriber. You will have been practicing as a Supplementary Prescriber in the area for which you intend to prescribe independently for at least six months. The course involves two University-based study days followed by two days of self-directed supervised clinical practice with a designated Medical Practitioner (DMP).


Accreditations


Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Part-time 2 days November
Part-time 6 months January; April; June; September


Modules

There are three modules for the GradCert/PgCert Non-Medical Prescribing, all of which are core for this programme and cannot be taken as standalone options:

  • Pharmacology and applied therapeutics
  • Prescribing in clinical practice
  • Practical aspects of prescribing


Employability

All students must be employed in a clinical environment where prescribing will benefit the service provided to the patient.

This professional qualification is essential for the development of the advanced practice framework.

Students can undertake this course as part of their advanced practice pathway.


Placements

A clinical placement is essential for this course.


Teaching and learning

There are a variety of assessment strategies employed, including examinations, OSCE, clinical portfolio and a written case study.


Entry requirements

  • Registration with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC), General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or appropriate regulatory body
  • At least three years post registration clinical experience, with at least one year as a nurse or allied health professional in the field in which you will be prescribing
  • At least two years post registration experience as a pharmacist in the field in which you will be prescribing
  • The ability to study at level 7 (Master's degree level)
  • An identified need for prescribing within a specified field of clinical practice
  • Support from the employing organisation
  • A Designated Medical Practitioner willing to act as a clinical facilitator
  • Working in an area where prescribing will enhance the patient service
  • Current Disclosure Barring Service (DBS)


Conversion Course for Supplementary Prescribers

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing or Supplementary Prescribing
  • Qualified experienced practitioner, who is currently employed and normally sponsored by your employer
  • A service need for non-medical prescribing in practice to improve patient care


Fees and funding

Most students are funded through their employer/Trust. Speak to your employer regarding professional development (CPD) funding that may be available to you.

All modules are subject to change by the university and may differ from the modules you are offered during your studies.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 8, 2018
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2 - 180 days
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