Taught course

Advanced Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine

The University of Manchester · Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Entry requirements

See the Independent Prescribing and Advanced Clinical Skills pages for specific entry requirements.

Other entry requirements

  • Current registration with the GPhC.
  • At least two years' post-qualification, patient-focused experience in a hospital setting.
  • Experience in an acute care setting.
  • Agreement of a designated medical practitioner for the Non-Medical Prescribing unit.
  • Agreement of an emergency medicine mentor for the Advanced Clinical Skills unit.

Months of entry


Course content

Our blended learning PGCert in Advanced Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine enables registered pharmacists to independently evaluate and assess patients who present to the emergency department.

You will also build the knowledge and skills needed to independently recommend and/or prescribe appropriate medicines for emergency treatment.

Hospital pharmacists will be able to manage emergency department patients in addition to working as part of a multidisciplinary emergency team upon completion of the course.

The course consists of two 30-credit postgraduate short courses: Independent Prescribing and Advanced Clinical Skills. Independent Prescribing is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English require either:

  • IELTS level 7.0 overall with level 7.0 in reading and writing
  • TOEFL (Internet-based test) 100.

All certification should have been achieved within the past two years.

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 275 1798