Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Drug Medicine Control (Nursing) Drug Dispensing (Pharmacy)
The Post Graduate Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing course is a one year part-time programme consisting of three modules of study in prescribing and gaining competencies in clinical practice over 15 days to attain the NMC V300 recordable qualification. It is designed to promote person-centred care by placing the patient at the heart of prescribing activity, and most importantly to keep public safety as the chief principle in guiding every aspect of programme design, and delivery. The aim of this programme is to prepare nurses, midwives and specialist nurses to be able to incorporate safe, appropriate and cost-effective, person-centred prescribing into their practice. This programme is available at undergraduate level (Level 6) to take account of the professional and academic background and achievement in the target population. Those studying at undergraduate level are expected to demonstrate an level of understanding consistent with the level of study being undertaken. Within this overall aim, the course is designed to enable you as a student to: Demonstrate understanding of the legislation regulating nurse prescribing; review the implications for your professional practice of undertaking the extended roles of prescribing and practice within a framework of professional accountability and responsibility; use diagnostic reasoning skills on the data acquired from history and health assessment to achieve appropriate diagnoses; apply knowledge of pharmacology in prescribing appropriate drugs to achieve defined health outcomes; In addition you will be prepared to: prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively within the administrative arrangements in operation; evaluate and document the effectiveness of drug therapy; empower patients/clients and their careers and families through education for safe and effective self-management of drug therapy with recognition of their right to make their own decisions; collaborate with others in the health care team in prescribing, supplying, administering and disposing of medications; and utilize up-to-date information from a range of sources in decision-making about prescribing; demonstrate theoretical knowledge relating to all aspects of non-medical prescribing including the genesis and development of non-medical prescribing in the United Kingdom; apply existing and new knowledge of pharmaco-therapeutics, legal and ethical issues and health assessment to the practice of person-centred non-medical prescribing; You will also develop the academic skills to assimilate, synthesize and evaluate information at an appropriate level for each student and the elected level of study; and exercise sound judgement in the decision-making processes that are central to safe non-medical prescribing practice. Students who do this programme are normally already employed in the specialism of their career choice. Successful attainment of this qualification places students in a strong position with the skills and knowledge to perform at a high level of practice, thus enhancing your career potential.
For this course (per year)
Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)
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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)
Applicants must satisfy the University’s general entry requirements and specific requirements for the course are detailed here with further conditions of application available on pre-course information available from the HEI i) a pre-registration degree in Nursing or Midwifery, a post-registration degree in Nursing, Midwifery or Health Studies/Sciences or an Honours or non-Honours degree in another relevant subject area from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or(ii) An equivalent standard in a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification; and provide evidence of the skills for evidence-based practice; and (ii) Be entered on the NMC Professional Register as a First level Registered Nurse or Midwife; and have a specialist level of knowledge in their area of practice.