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Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists

University of Portsmouth

8 months
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About

If you're an experienced practising pharmacist and want to further your career in a specialist area, such as mental health, critical care or HIV medicine, joining our PgCert Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists course is the perfect way to fulfil your ambitions.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

On this course, you'll develop your clinical examination, pharmacology and therapeutics skills, and build on your understanding of evidence-based management of common medical conditions.

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

What you'll experience

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

What can you do with a Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists qualification?

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.

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to find opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the healthcare industry.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

What can you do with a Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists qualification?

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 individua

Programme Structure

Core modules

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

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Pharmacy degree (BSc, BPharm or MPharm) with a minimum classification of 2.2, 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

Visit official programme website

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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