Taught course

Independent Prescribing

University of East Anglia · School of Pharmacy
Credit only

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Entry requirements

Degree subject - Pharmacy (MPharm or equivalent).

Months of entry

March, September

Course content

This course enables you to demonstrate that you have met the required outcomes of an independent prescriber, as set by the GPhC. You will achieve this by attending our study days, completing e-learning, workplace activities, and the learning mutually agreed with the course team and your DMP.

You will benefit from multiple teaching methods to aid your learning, including 12 days in clinical practice under the supervision of a designated medical practitioner and 13 compulsory study days, spread throughout the course.

The study days are small group, expert-facilitated interactive sessions, responsive to your individual needs.

Prior to each of them, you’ll need to complete a study pack, which will provide you with the required knowledge and direct work-based skill development activities to support the learning outcomes for the study day in question. The study day facilitator will then you set you a brief readiness test before you attend, so that they’re able to tailor their interactions with you on the day to, and you get the most out of it.

As a qualified pharmacist, you may already possess some of the underpinning clinical knowledge and skills required for the course, for example, through the prior completion of a clinical diploma. If you have evidence of experience or certification of competency you may be eligible for reduced study day attendance and a reduced fee.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Credit only
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515