Polypharmacy and medicines optimisation Short Course

Polypharmacy and medicines optimisation Short Course

Develop and update your knowledge and skills whilst ensuring that your continuing professional and personal development needs are met.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course

Ancillary Award:


Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Half day workshop


School of Health Sciences

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Start Date:

Wednesday 29 June 2016 (9.30am – 12.30pm)

Entry Requirements:

This course is aimed at any healthcare worker involved with patients and medicines especially prescribing and /or administering.

Course Content

Course Outline:

This workshop has been designed to increase healthcare practitioner’s knowledge base with regards to polypharmacy, what it is and how to best manage a caseload, especially the elderly, when dealing with polypharmacy issues and optimising medications.

Who should attend?

Any healthcare worker involved with patients and medicines especially prescribing and /or administering.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

Jane Rutt-Howard is a senior lecturer at UCLan and a nurse clinician in Knowsley one day a week. Clinically her interests are in advanced practice and non-medical prescribing.

Learning outcome & aims

At the end of the workshop you will:

  • Become aware of the current guidance and advice on polypharmacy from key sources, e.g. government, research institutions
  • Increase their knowledge around polypharmacy and medicine optimisation, including medication reviews

Industry links & professional accreditation

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Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

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Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE


How to Apply

These workshops are available as part of the Service Level Agreement which UCLan has with a number of local NHS Trusts. If you wish to apply using this funding please gain the support of your line manager and complete the online application through

Alternatively, self-funding applicants please book online at

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us:
email or call 01772 893808

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400