Taught course

Advanced Practice (Non-Medical Prescribing)

Institution
Cardiff University · School of Healthcare Science
Qualifications
MScPGCert

Entry requirements

The course is suitable for registered nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals who wish to be trained as independent/supplementary prescribers. Applicants should usually have a good first degree and a minimum of 2-3 years clinical experience (dependent on profession), and evidence of further study. Full entry requirements are available on our website.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This course aims to offer knowledge and expertise for nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, radiographers and podiatrists to develop prescribing practice within a clinical setting.

The Advanced Practice programme offers both generic and specialist pathways, providing students with the opportunity to explore their specialist areas of practice and obtain a relevant named degree within the Advanced Practice programme.

The information provided below relates to the specialist Non-Medical Prescribing pathway.It can either be undertaken as a stand-alone Postgraduate Certificate, or as part of the MSc Advanced Practice Non-Medical Prescribing.

Special Features

  • The Cardiff Non-Medical Prescribing programme is designed to prepare nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals to practise as Independent/Supplementary Prescribers as above and to meet the relevant standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB), and the Health Professions Council (HCPC).
  • The programme develops the critical analysis and personal reflection skills of course participants and prepares them for lifelong professional development.

Course Description

The programme is designed to prepare nurses and midwives to practise as Independent Prescribers and allied health professionals to practice as Supplementary Prescribers, meeting standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Health Professions Council (HCPC). The programme develops the students' critical analysis and personal reflection skills, preparing them for lifelong professional development.

More information can be found on our website: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p217.html

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months

PGCert

part time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Mr Anthony Pritchard
Email
PritchardAM@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2068 7802