Pharmacy

CREDPG INDEPENDENT PRESCRIBING FOR PHARMACISTS (CREDIT ONLY UEA) (PART TIME)

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CREDPG INDEPENDENT PRESCRIBING FOR PHARMACISTS (CREDIT ONLY UEA) (PART TIME)

Start Year
2023
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: 6884614

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the academic year 2023/24 are £2,322.

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: 6884614

How to Apply

Applications for February 2023 are now closed.  Applications for the June 2023 cohort will open by the end of February.

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. 

See February 2023 timetable.

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

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: 6884614
Key details
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Postgraduate Credit (non-award bearing)
Duration (years)
1
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. 
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