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Non-medical independent and supplementary prescribing (K803) Credits from The Open University

Non-medical independent and supplementary prescribing (K803) Credits from The Open University

Key information

Qualification type

Credits from The Open University

Subject areas

Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Drug Medicine Control (Nursing) Drug Dispensing (Pharmacy)

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is designed to enable you to gain the knowledge and skills required for safe, appropriate and effective prescribing practice. It will empower you to enhance your role and effectively use your skills and competencies to improve patient care. You'll have the opportunity to consider contemporary research and its importance in the continued development and implementation of best practice. You'll become equipped as an Independent/Supplementary Prescriber ready to be responsible and accountable for the assessment of patients with diagnosed and undiagnosed conditions, together with the decision-making skills required in clinical management.

Different course options

Distance without attendance | Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom | 8 months | AUG

Study mode

Distance without attendance


8 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Not known

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

To be able to take this module you must: hold a degree from a UK university or equivalent, or in the case of non-graduate nurses, be able to demonstrate equivalent academic ability and professional experience. be registered with an appropriate regulatory body and evidence this by providing your registration number, which can be checked using online public sources. have a current valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and provide a signed declaration from the Trust to evidence that their DBS is up-to-date. fulfil the necessary minimum requirements of the registrants regulatory body (GPhC, HCPC or NMC). If you have any doubt about the suitability of the module, please speak to an adviser.