Study cover for Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists
Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists

University of Portsmouth

8 months
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About

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.

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Overview

Overview

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.

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

Work experience and career planning

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.

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.

Teaching and programme assessment 

Teaching on this course includes:

  • online learning
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • practice

You'll be assessed through:

  • practical skills assessment
  • written case studies and therapeutic reviews
  • portfolio of competencies and reflective accounts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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More details

Start date:

  • September 20222
  • January 2023

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

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.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 7.0.

Tuition Fee

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/courses/pgcert-independent-prescribing-for-pharmacists#course-costs

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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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