Aston University: Pharmacist Independent Prescribing
|Department||School of Life and Health Sciences|
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)
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
|Level||RQF Level 7|
You must have worked in their chosen area of clinical practice for a minimum of one year.
You must be a registered pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) or the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI).
You must have a minimum of 2 years post-registration experience within a patient-facing role.
You must currently be employed in a patient-facing role.
You must have a confirmed Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP) in place, who will take responsibility for supporting and supervising experiential learning for a period of 12 days (90 hours). GP trainers can act as DMPs for community pharmacists. For this clinically enhanced course a further 25 hours of in-practice learning in a suitable clinical environment must also be undertaken.
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. English language test requirements may be waived where students’ undergraduate degree was studied in an English speaking country. Find out more about our English language requirements.
We welcome applications from candidates interested in our course who have the skills and capability to excel. All candidates are considered on an individual basis based on their qualifications, experience, references and motivation.
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