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Prescribing for Pharmacists PgCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Pharmacy Drug Medicine Control (Nursing)

Course type


Course Summary

This Postgraduate Certificate is designed to provide postgraduate training in non-medical prescribing for pharmacists in Northern Ireland. This PG Certificate is accredited by the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). The programme is delivered in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Centre for Pharmacy Learning and Development (NICPLD). Pharmacists who complete this programme are eligible to register as a Supplementary and Independent Prescriber with the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



Developing a Treatment/Clinical Management Plan
Evidence-Based Practice and Clinical Governance
Disease Management
Influences on Psychology of Prescribing
Legal, Policy, Professional and Ethical Aspects
Clinical Examination Skills and Patient Monitoring

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants need to have a primary degree in Pharmacy from an institution approved by the University. Additionally all Applicants must have: 2-year post-registration experience; the support of their sponsoring organisation; identified a designated medical practitioner prior to commencing the programme.

Department profile

The Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences at Queen’s University has a reputation for excellence in education and research - a reputation which is reflected in our position in the Top 200 Universities in the World (QS World Rankings 2019). Through our research, we strive to address some of the world’s greatest challenges in health, food and the environment. To meet these challenges, our academic staff undertake world-leading research...more

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