Taught course

Physiotherapy with Independent Prescribing

Institution
University of Brighton · School of Health Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

This course is for qualified physiotherapists. Before applying, you should: - have an appropriate honours degree qualification in physiotherapy or a related subject. We may consider offering you a place if you do not have a first degree but do hold a diploma qualification - normally have had at least three years of clinical experience. Before we can offer you a place on the course, you must: - be registered as a physiotherapist with the HCPC - be professionally practising in an environment where it has been identified that there is a need for you to regularly use independent prescribing - be able to demonstrate support from your employer or sponsor, including confirmation that for the duration of the course you will have appropriate supervised practice in the clinical area in which you are expected to prescribe - have an agreement with an approved medical practitioner, who should normally be recognised by your employer as having experience in a relevant field of practice and has had training and experience in the supervision, support and assessment of trainees. Your approved medical practitioner should agree to provide opportunities to develop your competencies in prescribing, and to supervise, support and assess you during your clinical placement - be able to show clearly documented evidence that you have appropriate background knowledge and experience and have the ability to study at academic level 6, or level 7 if you choose this option.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Physiotherapy with Independent Prescribing MSc is for practising physiotherapists wanting to build on their skills and knowledge, advance their professional practice, and earn a further professional and academic qualification.

A range of optional modules means you can create your own study programme to suit your professional or personal aspirations, and includes the opportunity to blend physiotherapy with related disciplines.

On graduation, you will be able to fulfil advanced professional and autonomous roles as a non-medical prescriber. You will be able to confidently select appropriate medications for patients based on relevant physical examination, assessment, history taking and diagnosis.

The course is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council. An annual monitoring process is in place to ensure the course continues to meet the highest standards for professional training.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
18 months

PGCert

full time
18 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
18 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Health Sciences
Email
sohpadmissions@brighton.ac.uk