Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals (PG Cert)

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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The award
PG Cert

How long you will study
1 year

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How you will study
part-time

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About Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals at Swansea University

Teaching and Employability:

  • Established and reputable links with the NHS, Social Services, and many private sector companies
  • Up-to-the-minute teaching which is responsive to employer demand
  • Successful completion can increase career development and promotion opportunities for the student as an advanced practitioner within their field of speciality  
  • Studies show that non-medical prescribing to be safe, clinically and cost effective.

Funding 

  • Applicants may be eligible for funding support 
  • This programme has the possibility of being funded by the Welsh Government, so the student may not need to pay any fees. Please speak to the programme director for further information.

Course Overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing aims to prepare Allied Health Professionals to practice within current non-medical prescribing legislation. It will provide them with the knowledge and skills to prescribe safely and appropriately within their area of practice.

Professional body approval from the Healthcare Professions Council has been granted for Independent prescribing for Chiropodists/podiatrists, physiotherapists and therapeutic radiographers and for Supplementary prescribing, diagnostic radiographers.

There will be two cohorts per year starting in March and September. The Spring cohort will run every Wednesday from March to November (No lectures during August) and the Autumn cohort will be taught every Tuesday from September to the following March.
This course is not available to international students.

This course is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and competency required to undertake the role of an independent or supplementary non-medical prescriber. The course has been designed for allied health professionals to develop prescribing practice within a clinical setting. 

Who should apply to this course

  • Physiotherapists
  • Radiographer's  
  • Chiropodists/Podiatrists
  • Dieticians

All of whom are looking to develop prescribing practice within a clinical setting.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPG CertHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study1 year
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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International PGCert Part-time £1,950 N/A

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

  • have a prescribing budget in place
  • meet specific entry requirements set by Healthcare Professions Council (see below)
  • be approved by Health Board Prescribing Lead and Clinical Manager
  • hold a current criminal identity check to meet specific requirements of their professional body
  • have identified an appropriately qualified designated medical practitioner
  • demonstrate ability to study at academic Level  7
  • recognition of previous learning is not applicable for this programme. Part accreditation of a module, regardless of previous learning or experience, isn't possible

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) have no specific requirements for allied health professionals (AHPs) but they must be suitably experienced and established in the role in which they wish to prescribe.

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