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Non-Medical Prescribing and Enhanced Clinical Skills PGCert

Non-Medical Prescribing and Enhanced Clinical Skills PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Drug Dispensing (Pharmacy) Drug Medicine Control (Nursing)

Course type


Course Summary

This course offers registered nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals (physiotherapists, podiatrists, paramedics and therapeutic radiographers) an opportunity to enhance their clinical skills and practice and become an independent non-medical prescriber. This increases your potential to access career opportunities and improves the service user/patient and carer experience by offering a timely and responsive access route to treatment.

Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, portfolios, presentations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You may choose to pursue further study, or use your enhanced clinical skills and non-medical prescribing qualification to progress in your chosen profession.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



During this module you will explore: Consultation, decision-making and therapy, including referral: Influences on, and psychology of, prescribing; Prescribing in a team context; Clinical pharmacology, including the effects of co-morbidity; Evidence-based practice and clinical governance in relation to non-medical prescribing; Principles and methods of monitoring response to therapy; Legal, policy and ethical aspects; Professional standards, accountability and responsibility; Prescribing in the public health context; Portfolio development.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students need to pay £1,296 per 30 credit module.

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

Applicants must have the equivalent of a grade C or above, GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English; A professional degree in nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry or paramedic or previous study at level 6 or 7; Current professional registration with GPhC, NMC or HCPC.

University information

The University of Salford’s campus is based across three sites, with Peel Park within walking distance of Manchester. More than 3,000 postgraduate students study taught and research degrees each year, contributing to some of Salford’s nationally and internationally-recognised research projects. There are four academic schools at the University of Salford: School of Arts and Media School of Health and Society Salford Business...more

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