• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 6 months
    Duration
The Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing/Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing from University of Lincoln is validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

About

The Non-Medical Prescribing - Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing course from University of Lincoln is designed to provide the main theoretical perspectives associated with evidence-based therapeutics, the consultation process, including concordance and the legal, ethical and professional issues associated with the prescribing role.

The course aims to support the application of theoretical knowledge to practice by incorporating a minimum of 90 hours of supervised clinical experience in which students have the opportunity to work alongside, and are assessed, by their Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP). This can enable students to develop their skills including the specific competencies required to prescribe safely, effectively and appropriately within their own area of professional clinical expertise

All three modules employ blended approaches and provide opportunities for inter-professional learning, including access to web based interactive resources.

Level 6 and Level 7 Certificates are taught simultaneously. The course runs over 26 week period, excluding a two-week break over Easter.

Students are required to identify a medical supervisor willing to provide supervision and support for an additional 12 days (or 90 hours equivalent) within clinical practice.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Prescribing Effectively
  • Prescribing in Context
  • The Consultation
  • The Consultation for Pharmacists

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Please allow enough time for your application to be considered prior to the start date.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 6 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      26 weeks
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits

    *The Certificate value is 60 credits at level 7 (masters).

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • You must be a first level nurse, midwife and/or specialist community public health nurse with a diploma or degree qualification.
  • Applicants will be required to be successful at interview and achieve a minimum pass mark of 80% in a drug calculations assessment before a place may be offered.
  • Currently, nurses may apply to complete their Non-Medical Prescribing qualification at either level 6 (undergraduate) or level 7 (masters level).

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Living costs for Lincoln

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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