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Non-Medical Prescribing, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 7 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
This qualification in Non-Medical Prescribing from The Open University UK enables you to gain the knowledge and skills required for safe, appropriate and effective prescribing practice as you become eligible to apply for the annotation to your regulator register as an Independent and/or Supplementary Prescriber.

About

With this Non-Medical Prescribing course from The Open University UK you’ll become equipped and ready to be responsible and accountable for the assessment of patients with diagnosed and undiagnosed conditions, together with the decision-making skills required in clinical management.  

Key features of the course

  • Successful completion entitles you to apply to your respective regulator for annotation as a non-medical prescriber
  • Provides you with a critical understanding of the necessary clinical and practical aspects of prescribing
  • Gives you the appropriate knowledge that underpins applied pharmacology.
  • Provides you with an understanding of the legal and ethical implications of prescribing.

Career relevance

This qualification will allow you to apply for annotation with your regulatory body as a non-medical prescriber.  It will increase your career prospects by widening opportunities for you and for the further development of services within your organisation.

Currently it is aimed at pharmacists, physiotherapists, chiropodists or podiatrists, therapeutic radiographers and paramedics; diagnostic radiographers and dietitians who will be eligible to apply for annotation as Supplementary Prescribers.

It is the intention of Government and health care organisations, including the NHS, that non-medical prescribing will make better use of the skills of health professionals and contribute to the introduction of more flexible team working. 

Programme Structure

Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment

The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:
  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 7 months
    • Duration description
      7 – 13 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • hold a degree from a UK university or equivalent, or, if you are a registered non-graduate practitioner, be able to demonstrate equivalent academic ability and professional experience  
  • be registered with an appropriate regulatory body 
  • have a current and valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and provide a signed declaration from the Trust as evidence
  • have the appropriate length of experience as set by the respective regulatory body. This is currently two years for the GPhC, and three years for the HCPC. 

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

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