Module details

Module code


Module level

Level 7

Start date


Course length

5 months


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Module description

About this module

To underpin the non-medical prescriber’s practice it is important that they maintain a sound knowledge base in contemporary pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and therapeutics in order to contribute successfully to care in an inter-professional prescribing environment.

Offered in Blended Learning mode, this module will provide the non-medical prescriber with a sound basis for developing their current specialist prescribing practice to a more advanced level.

Who is this course for

Nursing; Physiotherapy; Podiatry; Physiotherapy.

Course team

Sharan Watson: Lecturer, Independent Prescriber and Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Rachel Lewis: Senior Lecturer, Pharmacist and Independent Prescriber

Jill Gould: Programme Leader NMP and community prescriber

Tony Daly: Module Leader NMP and Independent Prescriber

Julie Reynolds: Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for MSc Advanced Practice

Gerri Mortimore: Senior Lecturer, Independent Prescriber and Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course you should be able to:

Entry requirements

To undertake this module at Level 6 or 7, you must:

Fees and funding

2019/20 Fees

If this is an LBR (Learning Beyond Registration) course, and you are eligible for LBR funding, the cost is funded by HEEM (Health Education East Midlands) - check the list of LBR courses.

If you are funding your own study, the full cost of this module is £1,000.

For more information on payment options, please contact our Student Records and Fees team by phone on +44 (0)1332 591063 or email at

How to apply

Level 7

LBR applications

Apply directly to the University

Self-funded applications

Contact us

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) +44 (0)1332 591992

Additional information about your studies

Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.