Aston University: Pharmacist Independent Prescribing

InstitutionAston University
Department School of Life and Health Sciences
Telephone 01212043200
Study type Taught


Our Pharmacist Independent Prescribing course is designed to enhance your practice as a pharmacist and your delivery of patient care. Throughout your studies you will expand on your existing knowledge and develop your prescribing skills to support the effective clinical care of patients in a patient-facing prescribing role. Pharmacist Independent Prescribing is suitable for all clinical specialities.

You will gain the knowledge to perform the role and responsibilities of an independent prescriber as well as how to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost effectively. You’ll learn how to use diagnostic aids relevant to the conditions for which pharmacists intends to prescribe, including monitoring response to therapy. Your communication skills will be developed, ensuring you maintain positive relationships with patients, carers and other members of the healthcare team.

**Key course benefits**
• Accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), approved by Health Education West Midlands
• Research in Allied Health Professions and Studies ranked 5th out of 97 UK higher education institutions (REF, 2014)
• Top 20 in the UK for graduate prospects, student satisfaction and research quality (Pharmacology & Pharmacy, Complete University Guide, 2020)

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