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Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists

De Montfort University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    De Montfort University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    JAN, SEP

  • Duration

    6 months

Course summary

Overview

If you are experiencing problems with the online admissions portal, or would prefer to apply using a paper form, please download the attached form, returning the completed form to HLS Admissions by email ()

The Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists is available as a stand-alone 45 credit course or it can be taken as an option in the diploma year of the MSc in Clinical Pharmacy, which is open to pharmacists from all sectors of the profession. Existing MSc/Diploma students are required to apply separately for the Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing.

Course programme

Designed by expert pharmacists and clinicians, the course takes a practice-based approach to learning and assessment, and benefits from the continued input of experienced academics and practitioners from the fields of pharmacy, medicine and nursing.

Reasons to study The Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists at DMU:

  • Validated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and provides pharmacists with the qualification required to practice as independent prescribers
  • Industry standard teaching facilities and extensive use of our virtual learning environment enhance your learning experience
  • Our reputation of more than 104 years’ pharmacy teaching ensures we produce graduates of the highest calibre
  • Designed and delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of expert academics, experienced pharmacists, clinicians and healthcare professionals, with a practice-based approach to learning and assessment
  • Benefit from the continued input of experienced practitioners from the fields of pharmacy, medicine and nursing; encouraging inter-disciplinary working and ensuring your learning is relevant to current practice.

Teaching and assessment

You choose which therapeutic area you would like to prescribe in, in line with your practice - and you undertake appropriate professional development to demonstrate competency within this area of practice.

Students are taught in small cohorts and learning sets, which facilitate an informal teaching approach, in which discussion and debate amongst the group is encouraged. Our virtual learning environment provides a point of resource and communication between students and academics.

Graduate careers

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing, which will allow you to apply to the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) for your register entry to be annotated to that of a prescriber. You will then be able to work as a pharmacist independent prescriber.

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University information

De Montfort University

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    51st out of 72 5

    35th out of 46

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    122 62%

    50th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    96 96%

    62nd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    23rd

    18
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    117 51%

    36th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    35th

    11

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