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(Application Code XHP - M Level)
The Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for AHPs course provides a programme of preparation for chiropodists / podiatrists, physiotherapists, therapeutic radiographers or paramedics to develop the knowledge and skills required in order to practice as a safe, effective and competent Independent and Supplementary Prescriber who is able to provide a high professional standard of care and be accountable for that care.
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 non-medical prescribing in the UK.
The course consists of 12 taught days and 14 e-learning days. Students are also required to complete a minimum of 12 days (90 hours) supervised practice.
To be eligible for this course, you will need to have studied at Level 6, or be able to provide evidence of your potential to study at this level.
The course assessment comprises:
Access to this course is available to chiropodists / podiatrists, physiotherapists, therapeutic radiographer or paramedic 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)