Taught course

Non-Medical Prescribing

Institution
Cardiff University · School of Healthcare Science
Qualifications
PGCert

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Entry requirements

For entry requirements for this course, please visit our website.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This postgraduate certificate in non-medical prescribing will provide you with the knowledge and skills to qualify as an independent prescriber.

Our programme aims to provide a sound foundation of preparation for registered nurses (adult, mental health, learning disabilities and child), midwives and allied health professionals (physiotherapists, therapeutic radiographers, podiatrists, advanced paramedic practitioners and dieticians) to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required in order for you to practice as a safe, effective and competent independent and supplementary prescribers. The programme will develop your ability to critically analyse, and to hone your personal reflection skills, preparing you for lifelong professional development. The programme will provide the foundation for you to develop your practice, to enable you to provide a high professional standard of care, and be accountable for that care.

The programme will introduce you to the general principles of pharmacology relevant to prescribing practice, the professional, legal, and ethical frameworks relevant to Independent and Supplementary prescribing, and clinical governance / quality assurance aspects of prescribing.

These elements will be underpinned by evaluation of your own performance, and application of the prescribing principles to your own area of practice. It will also enable you to be aware of current developments within independent and supplementary prescribing in the UK. You will study in a multi-disciplinary setting along with a range of individuals from other professions including pharmacists, facilitating shared learning as recommended by the NMC/ HCPC.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Enquiries
Email
enquiry@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 4455