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Pharmacist Independent Prescribing Pg Cert

University of Worcester

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Worcester

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

What makes Pharmacist Independent Prescribing PG Cert at Worcester special?

The Post Graduate Certificate in Pharmacist Independent Prescribing is for registered pharmacists with a least 2 years’ appropriate patient-orientated experience post registration in a relevant UK practice setting.

This clinically enhanced course is underpinned by four domains of study: person-centred care, professionalism, professional knowledge and skills and collaboration (GPhC 2019). You will develop as a clinical pharmacist who is educated to fulfil advanced roles in person-centred care and be encouraged to strive for clinically autonomous roles as a prescriber. Early exposure to patients in the work-based learning environment will offer you the opportunity to contextualise your theoretical knowledge of pharmacology and then apply it to actual prescribing practice.

The University of Worcester course offers you a clinically enhanced inter-professional educational opportunity, learning collaboratively with members of the multidisciplinary team including nurses, midwives, paramedics, physiotherapists, therapeutic radiographers and podiatrists through combined teaching in the Health Assessment and Independent Prescribing Modules.

On completion of this course, you will have developed skills in health and social needs assessment and history taking, production of differential and working diagnosis, prescribing and the reviewing of patient response and optimisation of therapy within your scope of practice.

Key features

  • Delivered by specialist lecturers, practitioners and tutors with extensive experience in prescribing in the acute and community sectors
  • Taught using a mix of lectures, flipped classroom, web based learning, online discussion forums, seminars, workshops, problem-based learning, observed and supervised learning, practical sessions and independent self-study
  • Learning in practice to develop your clinical, diagnostic and prescribing skills under the supervision of other healthcare professionals to include your designated prescribing practitioner (GPhC 2019)
  • Opportunities to utilise specialist resources such as the clinical skills laboratory for simulated practice
  • Can be taken as a stand-alone Post-Graduate Certificate in Pharmacist Independent Prescribing or within the Masters In Advanced Clinical Practice or the Advanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship (subject to approval)

Where could it take you?

The provision offered through this course is developed in partnership with the PSRB and employers/Practice Partners, Patients and the Public and as such is closely mapped to both the needs of the student, the patients, the profession and the needs of the employer. Student may only prescribe once their prescribing qualification has been annotated on the appropriate PSRB (GPhC) register and they may only prescribe from the formulary they are qualified, to prescribe from and within their competence and scope of practice. To that end, students will leave with specific, focused skills desirable to both local employers, but also in the wider health and social care community.

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University information

University of Worcester

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  • Campus address

    University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR2 6AJ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    61st out of 72 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    125 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%



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