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Independent / Supplementary Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals Level 7

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Credits

  • Location

    Carlisle - Fusehill Street

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    18 weeks

Course summary

Course Overview

This is an exciting programme of study which, on successful completion, allows physiotherapists, podiatrists, paramedics and therapeutic radiographers to seek to have their qualification annotated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and to practice as an Independent Prescriber.

Prescribing by physiotherapists, podiatrists, paramedics and therapeutic radiographers has evolved to offer better access to medicines and to optimise the skills and expertise of allied health professionals in the provision of care. Where appropriate, physiotherapists, podiatrists, paramedics and therapeutic radiographers are able to complete episodes of care, whilst also enhancing their role within the team.

Patients evaluate their experience of non-medical prescribing positively.

Students frequently report that the course is probably the most challenging they have undertaken since their pre-registration programme, but also the most rewarding. Students report positively on the organisation of the course and on the support provided for their preparation as prescribers. The programme delivery is designed to provide opportunities for you students to receive feedback to support the development of their knowledge, understanding and prescribing practice throughout the programme. We consider all student feedback and work with this to enhance the student experience and outcomes.

We meet regularly with non-medical prescribing leads and mentors to ensure that the programme maintains its relevance to the constantly evolving environment of healthcare. The programme team includes academic staff who continue to work in practice.

Graduate destinations

Non-medical prescribing is offered as stand-alone provision, but can also contribute to a postgraduate award.

For example, you could transfer the credits into a top-up degree in Practice Development for a Postgraduate Certificate Practice Development or transfer the credits into a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc Practice Development.

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    50th out of 77 10

    30th out of 39

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    126 60%

    40th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    96.0 96%

    52nd

    36
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    48th

  • Entry standards

    / Max 215
    132 66%

    34th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 100
    3.82 76%

    35th

    3

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