Description

The Pharmacist Prescribing Programme is designed to help you achieve annotation as an Independent Prescriber. Accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council, the programme is relevant if you are working in a hospital based role, running clinics or providing a specialist service within your CCG. This course was re-accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council in February 2017. Details of accreditation process and reports can be viewed on the General Pharmaceutical Council website.

Bath’s retention and pass rates for this programme are exceptional. This has been achieved through the dedication of our learners, supported by relevant, up-to-date materials, outstanding support and excellent face-to-face workshops. We focus on the application of knowledge and clinical skills to your professional setting.

Pharmacists can now choose between two routes:

  • The Pharmacist Prescribing Programme at the University of Bath. This uni-professional programme is ideal for self-funding and organisationally-funded applicants, particularly those students combining study toward a Postgraduate Diploma award
  • Pharmacists in the South West region who are seeking HEESW funded places, can apply to the new inter-professional Non-Medical Prescribing course which is being provided by the South West Non-Medical Prescribing Alliance. 

Study Details:

MSc up to 5 years; Postgraduate Diploma (27 months); Postgraduate Certificate (15 months)

Module Details:

For the award of the GPhC recognised Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing students must successfully complete the following:

  • Year One (Certificate) – CPD Independent Prescribing Unit (PA50249)

For the award of PG Cert/Dip/MSc in Prescribing and Therapeutics students must successfully complete the following:

  • Year One (Certificate) – 1 compulsory unit (Independent Prescribing unit (PA50249) and 2 optional units: selected from any available in the Programme
  • Year Two (Diploma) – 5 optional units: selected from any available in the Programme

Year One and Year Two may be reversed to enable the student to undertake the Independent Prescribing unit when it runs.

  • Year Three (MSc) – Practice Based Research and Masters Dissertation (PA50198 and PA50213) 

Fees

http://www.bath.ac.uk/corporate-information/faculty-of-science-taught-postgraduate-tuition-fees-2018-19/

Entry Requirements

 You must:

  • Have current registration with the GPhC Pharmacy Regulator or PSNI as a pharmacist
  • Have at least two years appropriate patient orientated experience practising in a hospital, community or primary care setting following your pre-registration year
  • Have an identified area of prescribing need and a clinical practice in which to develop these skills
  • Have identified an appropriate medical practitioner to be your educational mentor as a designated medical practitioner (DMP). Download our guide with more information about the role of DMP.
  • Have up-to-date clinical, pharmacological and pharmaceutical knowledge relevant to your intended area of prescribing
  • Demonstrate a reflective approach to your continuing professional development
  • Demonstrate how you will develop personal multidisciplinary networks for support, reflection and learning
  • Disclose any current or pending formal investigations into your clinical practice  OR if you are aware of any pending issues that may affect your ability to practise (we suggest these should be declared in confidence to the Programme Lead) 

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