Prescribing and Therapeutics (PG Cert)

the United Kingdom

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The award
PG Cert

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
part-time

Course starts
February, September, January

International course fees
find out

All study options

About Prescribing and Therapeutics at University of Portsmouth

If you're an experienced practising pharmacist and want to further your career in a specialist area, such as mental health, critical care or HIV medicine, joining our PgCert Prescribing and Therapeutics course is the perfect way to fulfil your ambitions.

On this course, you'll develop your clinical examination, pharmacology and therapeutics skills, and build on your understanding of evidence-based management of common medical conditions.

And when you graduate, you'll be qualified for a career as an independent prescriber within a clinical setting.

Entry requirements

What can you do with a Prescribing and Therapeutics qualification?

Graduates have gone on to take roles in:

  • Mental health
  • Rheumatology
  • Minor ailments
  • Pain management
  • Nutrition
  • Travel medicine
  • Critical care
  • Cardiology
  • Renal disease
  • HIV medicine

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to find opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the healthcare industry.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

What you'll study on this PgCert Prescribing and Therapeutics course

Due to changing circumstances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we may need to make changes to courses to ensure your safety and to ensure compliance with Government guidelines. We'll provide you with as much notice as possible of any such changes. Your course leader will inform you of these. Changes may include things such as modules being taught in teaching block 2 instead of teaching block 1 and teaching activities occurring in smaller group sizes.

Learning support

As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University's Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

  • academic writing
  • note taking
  • time management
  • critical thinking
  • presentation skills
  • referencing
  • working in groups
  • revision, memory and exam techniques

Support with English

If English isn't your first language, you can do one of our English language courses to improve your written and spoken English language skills before starting your degree. Once you're here, you can take part in our free In-Sessional English (ISE) programme to improve your English further.

Teaching

Teaching on this course includes:

  • online learning
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • practice

How you'll spend your time

Each academic year is divided into 2 teaching blocks:

  • September to December - teaching block 1
  • January to May (early February to May for some courses in 2020/21 only) - teaching block 2

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • written examination
  • OSCE
  • practical skills assessment
  • written case studies and therapeutic reviews
  • portfolio of competencies and reflective accounts

Course costs

Tuition fees (February 2021 start)

UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students - £2,430 per year (may be subject to annual increase)

EU students - awaiting confirmation

International students - £2,430 per year (may be subject to annual increase)

Tuition fees (September 2021 and January 2022 start)

UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students - £2,480 per year (may be subject to annual increase)

EU students- awaiting confirmation

International students - £2,480 per year (may be subject to annual increase)

Tuition fees terms and conditions

Additional course costs

These course-related costs aren't included in the tuition fees. So you'll need to budget for them when you plan your spending. 

Start your application by following the link below:

February 2021 start

  • Part-time study February 2021 start (1 year)

September 2021 or January 2022 start

  • 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
      Course startsFebruary, September, January Domestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

    Notes about fees for this course

    https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

    Entry requirements

    A Pharmacy degree (BSc, BPharm or MPharm) with a minimum classification of 2.2, registration as a practising pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council and two year's UK-based patient-facing experience post-registration. Applicants require the written agreement of a Designated Medical Practitioner to mentor them throughout the course and the support of their employing organisation where applicable. All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview.

    English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 7.0.

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