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Independent Prescribing CREDPG

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Credits

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

This course enables you to demonstrate that you have met the required outcomes of an independent prescriber, as set by the GPhC. You will achieve this by attending our study days, completing e-learning, workplace activities, and the learning mutually agreed with the course team and your DMP. You will benefit from multiple teaching methods to aid your learning, including 12 days in clinical practice under the supervision of a designated medical practitioner and 13 compulsory study days, spread throughout the course. The study days are small group, expert-facilitated interactive sessions, responsive to your individual needs. Prior to each of them, you’ll need to complete a study pack, which will provide you with the required knowledge and direct work-based skill development activities to support the learning outcomes for the study day in question. The study day facilitator will then you set you a brief readiness test before you attend, so that they’re able to tailor their interactions with you on the day to, and you get the most out of it. As a qualified pharmacist, you may already possess some of the underpinning clinical knowledge and skills required for the course, for example, through the prior completion of a clinical diploma. If you have evidence of experience or certification of competency you may be eligible for reduced study day attendance and a reduced fee. This course runs in Norwich (UEA), Cambridge (Girton College) and London (Royal Marsden).

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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



Students will identify the key skills in examination and diagnostics required for them to perform in their prescribing role and pursue competency in these areas with their Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP). Advanced consultation skills, clinical decision-making, law and ethics, and public health will be taught in face-to-face learning sets at UEA. This means a diverse range of clinical specialities can be accommodated within the learning set. This module will be taken by students for the April intake.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have: Pharmacy (MPharm or equivalent).

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus-based university in Norwich, with a global reputation for its excellent academic, social and cultural facilities, delivered to more than 15,000 students from over 80 countries.Over 4,000 making up its postgraduate community. The University prides itself on the quality of its research, being part of Norwich Research Park, one of the largest communities of researchers in Europe, leading the way...more

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