Taught course

Podiatry with Independent Prescribing

Institution
University of Brighton · School of Health Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

This course is for qualified podiatrists. Before applying, you should: - have an appropriate honours degree qualification in podiatry 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 podiatrist 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 Podiatry with Independent Prescribing MSc is for practising podiatrists 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 podiatry with related disciplines.

You will learn from expert lecturers who are all active members of the SCP. This ensures that both the team and the curriculum stay up to date with podiatry policy and practice.

The University of Brighton developed and awarded the first degrees in podiatry in the UK and we have been recognised by podiatry's professional bodies for the standard of our teaching. You will have access to our excellent facilities including our own hospital, and Human Movement Laboratory.

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 and by the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. 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
48 months
full time
18 months

PGCert

part time
48 months
full time
18 months

PGDip

part time
48 months
full time
18 months

Course contact details

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