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(Application Code XHP - M Level)
The Independent/Supplementary Prescribing blended learning course provides a programme of preparation for Registered Chiropodists/Podiatrist, Physiotherapists, Therapeutic Radiographers or Paramedics, to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required in order to practise as a safe, effective and competent independent and supplementary prescribers, who are able to provide a high professional standard of care and be accountable for that care.
If you are registered with the NMC and intrested in Independent and Suplementary Prescribing click here.
The course introduces pharmacology, legal and ethical prescribing, interpersonal skills and quality assurance aspects of prescribing. These are underpinned by reflection on your own experience, evaluation of your own performance and application of theory to practice. It also enables participants to be aware of current developments within Independent/ Supplementary prescribing in the UK.
The course consists of 10 taught days and on-line learning. Students are also required to complete a minimum of 80 hours of supervised practice. To be eligible for this course you will need to have a first degree, or be able to provide evidence of your potential to study at M Level.
If you wish to take this as a standalone module then you can apply to be a postgraduate associate student using our online application portal. You will need to register for the portal prior to proceeding with an application.
Students must be from a respective healthcare background.
Access to this course is available to chiropodists / podiatrists, physiotherapists, therapeutic radiographers or paramedics who meet the following criteria. You must:
If you meet these criteria, your next step is to submit an application form with all the required documents. If you are ready to apply then please make an application through the
online application service. You will need to register for the portal before proceeding with your application.
Admissions process (PDF)
The course assessment comprises a: