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.
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.
Learning outcomes, teaching and assessmentThe learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:
- Knowledge and understanding
- Cognitive skills
- Practical and professional skills
- Key skills
- 7 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesPublic Health Human Medicine Health Sciences View 152 other Masters in Public Health in United Kingdom
- You will need a UK bachelors degree (or equivalent) in computing or a related discipline, or relevant industrial experience. If you do not hold a bachelors degree, irrespective of your industrial experience, you will need to study a module from the Postgraduate Certificate in Computing (K22) to demonstrate your ability to study successfully at postgraduate level. On successful completion, you can link your study to this qualification at a later date.
- Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study.
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