Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists, Postgraduate Certificate | Part time | University of Portsmouth | Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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About

If you're an experienced practicing pharmacist and want to further your career in a specialist area, joining the PgCert Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists course is the perfect way to fulfil your ambitions.

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Overview

Overview

If you're an experienced practicing pharmacist and want to further your career in a specialist area, joining our PgCert Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists course is the perfect way to fulfil your ambitions.

On this course you'll develop your clinical examination and consultation skills, and build on your understanding of pharmacology and therapeutics, to inform evidence-based management decisions alongside patients within your chosen scope of practice. 

When you graduate, you'll be qualified for a career as an independent prescriber within a clinical setting.

Course Highlights 

  • Learn from experts in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, and the School of Health and Care Professions
  • Get hands-on experience in clinical examination and history taking
  • Study topics including pharmacology and therapeutics for prescribers, clinical skills for prescribers, and professional aspects of prescribing
  • Improve your counselling and consultation skills in our practice dispensary facilities, where you'll consult with patient actors
  • Build on your clinical simulation expertise in our clinical skills suite, featuring both CAE and Laerdal human patient simulators
  • Be supported by experienced clinical pharmacists as you develop your competencies portfolio

Careers and opportunities

Graduates have gone on to take roles in:

  • Mental health
  • Rheumatology
  • Minor ailments
  • Pain management
  • Nutrition
  • Travel medicine
  • Critical care
  • Cardiology
  • Renal disease
  • HIV medicine

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Clinical Skills for Prescribers
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Prescribers
  • Professional Aspects of Prescribing

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

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More details

September, January

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree in Pharmacy (BSc, BPharm or MPharm), registration as a practising pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council and two year's UK-based patient-facing experience post-registration. Applicants require the written agreement of a Designated Medical Practitioner to mentor them throughout the course and the support of their employing organisation where applicable. All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview.

Tuition Fee

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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