Independent/Supplementary Prescribing - PCert

University of Kent

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Course info

This is a well-established and successful independent/supplementary prescribing programme for pharmacists, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, podiatrists, radiographers and dietitians.It is a part-time, blended learning programme which leads to you qualifying as an independent prescriber (community and primary care pharmacists, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, podiatrists, paramedics and therapeutic radiographers) or as a supplementary prescriber (diagnostic radiographers and dietitians). ... READ MORE

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Part time | Medway Campus | 8 months | SEP-23, O..

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Uni rankings

WUSCA student ranking
71st / 95
CUG ranking
47th

Start date and duration

Start date
SEP-23, OCT-23, JAN-24, FEB-24, APR-24, JUN-24
Part Time
8 months

Modules

Entry requirements

Details
Registration with the appropriate professional/regulatory body (NMC, GPhC, PSNI or HCPC). Appropriate experience in the area of practice in which they will be prescribing. The ability to study at academic level 6 or level 7. Nurses and Midwives: At least one year's post-registration clinical experience in the UK. This includes all nurse (level 1), midwife or SCPHN registrants (including NHS, self-employed or non-NHS employed registrants) at the point of application. Pharmacists: At least one year's post-registration clinical experience in the UK at the point of applying. Allied Health Professionals (excluding Paramedics) At least three years' post-registration clinical experience in the UK at the point of applying. Advanced Paramedic Practitioners: College of Paramedics recommend that paramedics are registered and qualified for at least five years with at least three years' relevant post-qualification experience in the clinical area in which they will be prescribing. Advanced Paramedic Practitioners will normally have evidence in their application that they have completed or are working towards a Master's qualification (level 7). Appropriate numeracy skills, clinical/health assessment, diagnostics/care management and planning and evaluation of care in their intended area of prescribing practice. Support from the sponsoring organisation confirming service need, indicating the necessary governance structures are in place (including clinical support, access to protected learning time and employer support where appropriate) to enable the students to undertake and be adequately supported throughout the programme. Access to appropriate supervised practice, and a prescribing budget to meet the costs of prescriptions on completion of training.

Tuition fees

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£2,650 per year

More info: The fee mentioned above is for 2022/2023 entry. There may be a slight increase in 2023/2024 entry..

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International Students
CUG ranking
47th
Student rating
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The University of Kent understands students’ passion to progress. Whether gaining advanced skills or joining a global academic research community is their driver, its networks and facilities will help them achieve their ambitions. The university is a leading international higher education institution, with a reputation for academic excellence and the unofficial title of the UK’s ‘European university’. With postgraduate centres in Paris and Brussels alongside the Canterbury and Medway main campuses, students will find that the university is the perfect place to sharpen their focus and broaden their horizons as they continue their studies. The university is dedicated to both geographic and lifestyle flexibility, with the majority of its courses available to complete on part or full-time basis in addition to a cross-border learning journey.

Where you'll study

University of Kent

University of Kent at Medway The Medway Building Chatham Maritime Chatham
Medway
ME4 4AG United Kingdom Nearest train station: Bangor   0.3 miles away

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