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Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists PgCert

University of Portsmouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    8 months

Course summary

Overview

If you're an experienced practising pharmacist and want to further your career in a specialist area, such as mental health, critical care or HIV medicine, joining our PgCert Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists course is the perfect way to fulfil your ambitions.

On this course, you'll develop your clinical examination, pharmacology and therapeutics skills, and build on your understanding of evidence-based management of common medical conditions.

And when you graduate, you'll be qualified for a career as an independent prescriber within a clinical setting.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Learn from experts in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, and the School of Health and Care Professions
  • Get hands-on experience in clinical examination and history taking
  • Study topics including pharmacology and therapeutics for prescribers, clinical skills for prescribers, and professional aspects of prescribing
  • Improve your counselling and consultation skills in our practice dispensary facilities, where you'll consult with patient actors
  • Build on your clinical simulation expertise in our clinical skills suite, featuring both CAE and Laerdal human patient simulators
  • Be supported by experienced clinical pharmacists as you develop your competencies portfolio

Careers and opportunities

What can you do with a Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists qualification?

Graduates have gone on to take roles in:

  • Mental health
  • Rheumatology
  • Minor ailments
  • Pain management
  • Nutrition
  • Travel medicine
  • Critical care
  • Cardiology
  • Renal disease
  • HIV medicine

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to find opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the healthcare industry.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 2,480per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    73rd

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 77 2

    27th out of 46

    2nd out of 29

  • Entry standards

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    139 67%

    16th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    46th

    26
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    105 47%

    39th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    28th

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    12th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 166
    151 91%

    4th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    14th

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