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About This Course

This Prescribing for Pharmacists course will enable pharmacists to undertake a robust training programme in order to develop and register as independent/supplementary prescribers to meet the standards set by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). The main educational aims of the course are to develop the history taking, consultation and physical examination skills of pharmacists in order to become competent, compassionate and effective practitioners with a person-centred approach to prescribing, and a comprehensive and thorough understanding of safe prescribing practice. By exploring the issues relating to self-care, resilience and accountability, practitioners will adopt the skills and knowledge required to become compassionate prescribers.

The Prescribing for Pharmacists course aims to develop critical-thinking prescribers who fully understand and exercise their professional accountability within their advanced role. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to record their independent/supplementary prescribing status with the GPhC.

Students will need to undertake a minimum of 90 hours of learning in practice, supervised by an appropriately qualified Designated Prescribing Practitioner (DPP).

All students undertaking the course must meet the requirements as determined by the GPhC. This is a level 7 programme.

Why choose Bangor University for this course?

This course has been accredited by the

  • General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • and has been designed to meet the specific needs of pharmacist trainee prescribers with emphasis on clinical and diagnostic skills.

    The course facilitates interprofessional learning with many sessions being delivered alongside the Independent Prescribing programme, thus encouraging a collaborative team-orientated approach to learning and working.

    This course will adopt a blended learning approach with teaching being delivered remotely as well as on campus which allows for flexibility in learning.

    Providing support to students whilst on the course is very important to us. You will be allocated an academic assessor who will arrange regular tutorials throughout the course to provide support, guidance and advice as well as monitor your progress.

    We also ensure that we support Designated Prescribing Practitioners in their role by providing teaching materials, regular contact and remote support and teaching sessions whilst undertaking the role.

    Students can submit their assignments in Welsh if they wish and many of the course team are Welsh speakers.

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    Entry requirements

    Applicants must: Be registered as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) or Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI). Evidence of registration date is required on application. Be In good standing with the GPhC/PSNI and have no restrictions on practice. Have at least 2 years' appropriate patient-orientated experience post registration in a relevant UK practice setting. Have an identified area of clinical or therapeutic practice in which to develop independent prescribing practice and have relevant clinical or therapeutic experience in that area which is suitable to act as the foundation of your prescribing practice while training. Have secured a suitable Designated Prescribing Practitioner to supervise your learning in practice.

    University information

    Located on the beautiful North Wales coast between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University has a rich academic history and delivers a superb student experience, making it a unique higher education institution in the UK. A welcoming academic community with around 10,000 students, Bangor University has a renowned reputation for excellent student support, offering a diverse range of courses spanning subject areas within the arts and...more

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