Taught course

Medicines Management

Ulster University · School of Health Sciences

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Entry requirements

Applicants must have gained:

  • an Honours or non-Honours degree in physiotherapy, podiatry, diagnostic or therapeutic radiography from the University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or from a recognised national awarding body or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or an equivalent standard in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification
  • provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent)
  • provide evidence that they meet the DH entry requirements for Independent and/ or Supplementary Prescriber training

In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a Prescribing Practice Portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for the exemption against modules within the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Certificate in Medicines Management (Independent and/ or Supplementary Prescribing) is a part-time, web-dependent programme, developed with the aim of preparing suitably qualified Allied Health Professionals for the extended roles of access and supply of drugs under exemption order, Patient Group Directives, Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (Physiotherapy and Podiatry) and Supplementary Prescribing (Radiography).

The programme comprises two compulsory thirty credit point modules; Pharmacotherapeutics in Prescribing and Prescribing in Practice; in combination leading to the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Medicines Management and the professional award of Independent and/or Supplementary Prescribing (for those professions eligible). The two modules are usually taken over a one year period. The programme runs from September to December (Module 1: Pharmacotherapeutics in Prescribing) and January to May (Module 2: Prescribing in Practice) each year.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    9 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Kerry Clarke
+44 (0)28 9036 6984