Pharmacy

CREDPG INDEPENDENT PRESCRIBING FOR PHARMACISTS (CREDIT ONLY CAMBRIDGE)

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CREDPG INDEPENDENT PRESCRIBING FOR PHARMACISTS (CREDIT ONLY CAMBRIDGE)

Start Year
2022
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Postgraduate Credit (non-award bearing)
Duration (years)
1

Assessment for Year 1

You will be assessed entirely by portfolio with the option of either recorded in-practice consultations at your place of work, or a simulated patient consultation.

To complete the course successfully you will also need to demonstrate:

  • Attendance of all study days

  • Completion of e-learning

  • Completion of practice activities and assignments within the workplace

  • Personal development planning and related evidence collection

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Students will select one of the following modules only, depending on entry point. September students will take PHA-7016Y; March students will take PHA-7017Y.

Assessment for Year 1

You will be assessed entirely by portfolio with the option of either recorded in-practice consultations at your place of work, or a simulated patient consultation.

To complete the course successfully you will also need to demonstrate:

  • Attendance of all study days

  • Completion of e-learning

  • Completion of practice activities and assignments within the workplace

  • Personal development planning and related evidence collection

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Any

Degree subject

Pharmacy (MPharm or equivalent)

Additional entry requirements

  • You will need to provide a copy of your General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) certificate or verification of registered pharmacist status.

  • Applicants must provide evidence of 2 years continuous registration with either the GPhC or the PSNI.

  • You must have a named designated prescribing practitioner (DPP) willing to supervise your training. 

  • Prescribers eligible to be a DPP must be:

    • An experienced prescriber in a patient facing role in either a GP practice, secondary care or tertiary care, with a minimum of 3 years prescribing experience with appropriate knowledge and experience relevant to the trainee’s area of clinical practice.

    • They must have up-to-date patient facing, clinical and diagnostic skills and evidence of demonstrating competence in an area of practice relevant to the field of practice that the pharmacist intends to prescribe.

    • Experience or training in teaching and /or supervision in practice

    • The support of their employer to undertake the role of a DPP.

    • Meet the requirements of the DPP role in terms of responsibilities as outlined in A Competency Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners (RPS, 2019) DPP competency framework Dec 2019.pdf (rpharms.com) and Standards for the Education and Training of Pharmacist Independent Prescribers (GPhC, 2019). Standards for the education and training of pharmacist independent prescribers (pharmacyregulation.org)

  • You must have arrangements in place to undertake 90 hours of learning in practice supervised by your DPP.

Intakes

There are three intakes for this course in February, June and October (starting 2023) each year.
Course Reference Number: 4478266

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the academic year 2022/23 are £2,322.

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for Home students). 

We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month. 

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs.
Course Reference Number: 4478266

How to Apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

To apply please use our online application form.

The majority of study will be delivered online, with some face-to-face teaching to be delivered at either Norwich or Harlow. 

Places on this course are limited to a maximum of 40 students per cohort (20 students per location) so early applications are encouraged.

The deadlines for submitting applications is the month before the intake, i.e. early January is the deadline for the February intake. However, please be advised that the course may become full before the application deadline. 

Applicants will then be offered a place on the next available course.  Please contact the course team on pha.prescribing@uea.ac.uk if you have any questions regarding the Independent prescribing course or have not submitted your application before the deadline. 

FURTHER INFORMATION

To request further information & to be kept up to date with news & events please use our online enquiry form.

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 4478266
Key details
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Postgraduate Credit (non-award bearing)
Duration (years)
1
Tailored to the requirements of clinically experienced pharmacists, our Independent Prescribing course will help you to become a competent prescriber. Our multidisciplinary teaching team is comprised of practising clinical and prescribing pharmacists, doctors and nurses. The four-month, part-time course includes 12 days in clinical practice under the supervision of a designated medical practitioner (DMP). You’ll also benefit from 13 study days with associated pre-study day activities, which you can adapt to your own needs. Working with a DMP, you’ll get to grips with the required skills in examination and diagnostics for you to perform in a prescribing role, and to pursue competency in these areas. The course also covers advanced consultation skills, clinical decision-making, law and ethics, and public health. Complete your course successfully and you’ll be eligible for the annotation of ‘Independent Prescriber’ on the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) Register of Pharmacists.
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