Taught course

Pharmacist Independent Prescribing

Institution
University of Worcester · Institute of Health and Society
Qualifications
PGCert

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Entry requirements

Applications are welcome for the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacist Independent Prescribing from registered pharmacists with a least 2 years’ appropriate patient-orientated experience post registration in a relevant UK practice setting.

Applicants must secure the support of a designated prescribing practitioner to supervise their learning in the work-place setting.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The Post Graduate Certificate in Pharmacist Independent Prescribing is for registered pharmacists with a least 2 years’ appropriate patient-orientated experience post registration in a relevant UK practice setting.

This clinically enhanced course is underpinned by four domains of study: person-centred care, professionalism, professional knowledge and skills and collaboration (GPhC 2019). You will develop as a clinical pharmacist who is educated to fulfil advanced roles in person-centred care and be encouraged to strive for clinically autonomous roles as a prescriber. Early exposure to patients in the work-based learning environment will offer you the opportunity to contextualise your theoretical knowledge of pharmacology and then apply it to actual prescribing practice.

The University of Worcester course offers you a clinically enhanced inter-professional educational opportunity, learning collaboratively with members of the multidisciplinary team including nurses, midwives, paramedics, physiotherapists, therapeutic radiographers and podiatrists through combined teaching in the Health Assessment and Independent Prescribing Modules.

On completion of this course, you will have developed skills in health and social needs assessment and history taking, production of differential and working diagnosis, prescribing and the reviewing of patient response and optimisation of therapy within your scope of practice.

Key features

  • Delivered by specialist lecturers, practitioners and tutors with extensive experience in prescribing in the acute and community sectors
  • Taught using a mix of lectures, flipped classroom, web based learning, online discussion forums, seminars, workshops, problem-based learning, observed and supervised learning, practical sessions and independent self-study
  • Learning in practice to develop your clinical, diagnostic and prescribing skills under the supervision of other healthcare professionals to include your designated prescribing practitioner (GPhC 2019)
  • Opportunities to utilise specialist resources such as the clinical skills laboratory for simulated practice
  • Can be taken as a stand-alone Post-Graduate Certificate in Pharmacist Independent Prescribing or within the Masters In Advanced Clinical Practice or the Advanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship (subject to approval)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions office
Email
admissions@worc.ac.uk
Phone
01905 855111