Practice Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing - Level 6
About this module
The Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing will enable nurses and pharmacists to practice and develop as independent prescribers and to meet the standards set by the GPhC, NMC and the Department of Health (DoH).
Continuing Professional Development
CPD is a core element of every health and social care professional's development journey. We have CPD modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (levels 6 and 7), which have all been tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and managers working within the health and social care sectors. We have modules to suit nurses, occupational therapists, hand therapists, radiographers, psychotherapists, and those working within complementary therapies.
Which professions is this module aimed at? All Health Professionals
Start dates are usually: Start dates are usually: September at Derby campus and January at Chesterfield campus
Module level: Level 6
Module credits: 40 credits
On completion of this module you will:
- Develop your knowledge of the pathophysiology of the condition being treated and recognition of the signs and symptoms of the condition being treated
- Gain an understanding of the pharmacology, concepts and principles underpinning safe prescribing.
- Understand the responsibility that the role of Independent Prescriber entails, and use diagnostic aids relevant to conditions for which they will prescribe
- Demonstrate understanding of the legal, ethical and professional framework for accountability and responsibility in prescribing.
- Apply knowledge and clinical assessment skills to prescribe safely and cost effectively.
- Appraise sources of information which inform and influence prescribing practice.
- Develop a shared approach to decision making, and an effective relationship and communication with patients, carers, other prescribers and members of the healthcare team.
- Utilise prescribing skills for the benefit of patients, the healthcare team and service provision.
If you're self-funding, then the team you need to contact depends upon how you wish to study. Some modules are available online whereas others are studied on campus, through distance learning or a mixture of the two.