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The General Entry Academic Requirements are as per the University’s Admissions and Retention Policy detail for Postgraduate Taught Programmes
Nurses and Allied Health Professionals applying to this module should have three years' post-registration experience.
Pharmacists require two years' post-registration experience.
Identification of a DMP (Designated Medical Practitioner): This must be a doctor who meets the criteria to supervise a trainee NMP and has agreed to undertake the role.
For clinical skills, you will need:
- Line managers support for work-based supervision and assessment of clinical skills agreed through a tripartite learning agreement
- A practice-based supervisor and assessor to facilitate the development of clinical skills
For your work-based placements:
- For Non-Medical Prescribing you will need to identify a DMP (Designated Medical Practitioner) or for nurses this can be either a doctor or a suitably experienced qualified prescriber acting as practice assessor. This must be a doctor or suitably qualified independent prescriber who meets the criteria to supervise a trainee NMP set by the professional regulatory bodies and has agreed to undertake the role.
- You will also need a practice-based supervisor and assessor to facilitate the development of clinical skills
Months of entry
This course offers registered nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals (physiotherapists, podiatrists, paramedics and therapeutic radiographers) an opportunity to enhance their clinical skills and practice and become an independent non-medical prescriber. This increases your potential to access career opportunities and improves the service user/patient and carer experience by offering a timely and responsive access route to treatment.
The Non-medical Prescribing module is accredited by the NMC, HCPC and GPhC and upon successful completion, you will be able to add an annotation to your professional registration as an independent prescriber.
This is a part-time course with two 30 credit modules starting in January and March. The delivery is a blended learning approach including taught blocks and online study - for both, there is a requirement for learning to take place within your own area of clinical practice.
Information for international students
International applicants will be required to show proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
- Distance learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries Service
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