This course provides pharmacists with the necessary skills to allow them to independently prescribe. The course is led staff from the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science but is supported by the School of Medicine allowing all necessary diagnostic, physical and clinical examination skills to be taught by pharmacists, doctors and independent prescribers.
The course is designed for GPhC registered Pharmacists.
Independent Prescribing Course Indicative Timetable - download here
AWARD TYPE: AdvCert
LEVEL:Short Course / CPD
STUDY MODE: Part time
DELIVERY METHOD: Mixed Mode
COURSE LENGTH: 6 months
SCHOOL: School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College
START DATE: April and September
Please download the Non-Medical Prescribing Screening form (.docx) 55.9kb. Please send the completed screening form with your application form.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
The course content and learning outcomes are mandated by the pharmacy regulator, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). The course is appropriately taught and assessed through a blend of learning styles including nine face-to-face instructional delivery sessions, practice-based activities and a large element of distance learning. Our face-to-face sessions are delivered by practitioners who are experts in their field as well as academic staff who will deliver specialist training. You will be required to undertake the equivalent of 26 days learning in addition to a minimum of 90 hours patient contact overseen by your designated medical practitioner.
You will be assessed by compiling a portfolio of evidence and an OSCE to test your clinical skill competencies. Passing of all required assessments will enable the University to provide the GPhC with successful candidate names so that annotation of the GPhC register can take place. As a result you’ll be then allowed to practise as an independent prescriber.
The course will broadly cover the following main themes:
The course prepares pharmacists to practise as Independent Prescribers according to standards as stipulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
The GPhC has accredited the course until September 2020.
The Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing is now an important qualification to hold if you are looking for work in specialist posts in hospital or working within GP practices.
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 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
Please register via our Online Application System then search and select Advanced Certificate in Independent Prescribing.
Download the Non-Medical Prescribing Screening form (.docx) 55.9kb. Please send the completed screening form with your application form.
For further queries then contact PharmacyCPD@uclan.ac.uk