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Pharmacists are playing an increasingly vital role in healthcare. On our specialised professional development course in independent and supplementary prescribing you’ll have the opportunity to learn the theory and practice of safe, appropriate and cost-effective prescribing that follows legal and professional frameworks.
Mode of Study:
The University of Bolton
Independent and supplementary prescribing is a key area of practice for pharmacists, requiring a broad understanding of the pharmacy discipline as well as proven skills in practice. Pharmacists need to be able to practice safely and effectively, which calls for knowledge of clinical pharmacology, governance, professional accountability and legal, policy and ethical aspects. On our Non-Medical Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Pharmacists professional development course, you’ll have the opportunity to study all of these areas, among other key concepts.
You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to put your knowledge into practice. Students work with medical professionals to apply their skills in a clinical setting, receiving guidance and feedback to support development. You’ll be expected to build skills in areas like planning, teamwork and cooperation, as well as critical thinking and rationalised decision making. By critiquing and applying sources of information, and keeping abreast of current developments in industry and policy, you’ll have the chance to progress in your career in line with changes in the sector.
This course is known colloquially as V300, although this term is purely an NMC term.
This course is validated and approved by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
On successful completion of the course, you’ll be eligible to register your qualification as a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
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Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £1,600 for the academic year 2020/21.
The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
The university is currently awaiting government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2021/2022.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:
You should have to hand:
Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates
Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies
Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role
Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately
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Apply online: University of Bolton Non-Medical Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Pharmacists - 25 January 2021
Apply online: Bolton NHS Foundation Trust Non-Medical Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Pharmacists - 20 September 2021
As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
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You’ll learn through a blended approach of direct classes - including lectures, workshops, tutorials, role play activities and discussions - and e-learning via the virtual learning environment. In classroom sessions you’ll focus mainly on studying the theory of independent and supplementary prescribing.
To cover the fundamentals in practice, you’ll be expected to complete 12 days’ hands-on experience and demonstrate competence in prescribing within your area of clinical practice. During your course we’ll guide you in developing resources for independent learning but you’ll also have access to staff support and meetings with your tutor at least twice during each trimester.
Assessment includes the creation of a portfolio and a reflective learning log relevant to prescribing practice within your own clinical setting. You’ll also be tested on learning outcomes from each module and assessed in practice by your designated medical practitioner, taking into account issues of safe prescribing and patient confidentiality.
|Level one||Coursework 50%, Written exams 50%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 25%, Placement/study abroad 50%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 25%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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