Pharmacy

CREDPG INDEPENDENT PRESCRIBING FOR PHARMACISTS (CREDIT ONLY UEA)

Key details 

CREDPG INDEPENDENT PRESCRIBING FOR PHARMACISTS (CREDIT ONLY UEA)

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

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 medical practitioner (DMP) willing to supervise your training. 

  • Registered medical practitioners eligible to be a DMP must have at least 3 years medical, treatment and prescribing responsibility for a group of patients/clients in the field of practice that the pharmacist intends to prescribe. The medical practitioner must work in either a GP practice, secondary or tertiary care, have experience or training in teaching and /or supervision in practice and the support of his/her employer to undertake the role of a DMP.

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

  • DMP commitments and responsibilities are outlined in the Statement of Compliance

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in all components)

  • PTE (Pearson): 67 (minimum 59 in all components)

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests.

Intakes

There are two intakes for this course in March and September 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 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 course usually runs in Norwich (UEA) and Cambridge (Girton College).  For the September 2022 cohort, the majority of study will be delivered online, with some face-to-face teaching being delivered at a set study location.  The September 2022 timetable will be uploaded in early April 2022.    

Places on this course are limited to a maximum of 28 students per cohort (14 students per location) so early applications are encouraged.

The deadline for submitting applications is the month before the intake, i.e. a February deadline for the March intake and a August deadline for the September. This course has limited places and applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible as the course may become full before the application deadline. 

Applicants will then be offered an alternative study location, or 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. 

Timetable

For key dates and learning day information, please see the March 2022 Entry Timetable.

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: 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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