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  • Independent/ Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses and Midwives

    The Independent/Supplementary Prescribing (V300) blended learning course provides a programme of preparation for NMC registered nurses (adult, mental health, learning disability and children’s); midwives; and specialist community public health nurses, 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.

    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 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.

    (The course will run under the new NMC standards once approved).

    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 Criteria

    To be accepted onto the course you must:
    Be a Registered Nurse (level 1), Registered Midwife or Specialist Community Public Health Nurse whose name is held on the relevant part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register.
    Have at least one year’s post-registration experience and be deemed competent by your employer to undertake the course. 
    Have successfully completed a history-taking and assessment module or be deemed competent in practice to make an appropriate clinical/health assessment, make a diagnosis and plan and evaluate care for the conditions for which they will prescribe.
    Have a current satisfactory full enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check  (within the last 3 years)*
    Have an Honours degree or higher, or be able to provide evidence of your potential to study at Level 7 (Masters level)**
    Have reached agreement with an appropriate Practice Supervisor to provide ten days (80 hours) of practice supervision.
    Have identified an appropriate Practice Assessor who is a registered health professional and an experienced Prescriber who meets the NMC requirements.
    Have the support of your employer who will confirm that your post is one in which you will have the need and opportunity to act as an independent/supplementary prescriber

    The following requirement applies to all students:
    If English is not your first language, standard Oxford Brookes University Entry Criteria will apply. British Council IELTS: 6.0-7.0 overall with 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking or equivalent.

    *All applicants will need to provide a copy of their enhanced DBS check before an offer can be made.
    **If the applicant has not previously studied at level 6 or 7 and considers themselves eligible, they need to discuss their intentions with the Module Leader (prescribing@brookes.ac.uk) before proceeding with their application.

    Note: Applicants who need to provide evidence of their potential to study should contact the Programme Administrator who will be able to advise you on the nature and extent of the evidence that will be required.

    Note: All applicants will need to provide a copy of a current full enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check (within the last 3 years).

    Deadline for applications: 9th August (September 2019 entry); 6th December (January 2020 entry).

     

    Admissions Process information document


    Applications are made online via the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences application portal.

    Tuition fees
    Home/EU - part time fee: 2019/20: £2,040 per double module

    Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed in the 'This course in detail' window above.

    Questions about fees?
    Contact Student Finance on:
    +44 (0)1865 483088
    finance-fees@brookes.ac.uk

    The course assessment comprises a:

    • Formative and summative Consultation and Documentation Assessment in Practice (Pass/Fail).
    • Formative and summative Numeracy assessment (Pass/Fail).
    • Formative and summative Pharmacology assessment (Pass/Fail).
    • Learning Log of Prescribing Evidence (mapped to RPS Competencies, 2016) (Graded)
    • Completion of 80 hours supervised practice (Pass/Fail)

    19th September 2019 (Enrolment and  library session)
    26 September 2019
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    How this course helps you develop

    Teaching, learning and assessment strategies include development of core postgraduate attributes. This encourages development of critical self-awareness and personal literacy, digital and information literacy and active citizenship within the context of both academic and research literacy. 
    Careers

    Students who have completed similar vocational health and life sciences postgraduate certificate courses have been employed within their speciality both locally and nationally. This course enables you as a practitioner to work through the Agenda for Change grading bands to further your career progression.
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    From academic advisers and support co-ordinators to specialist subject librarians and other learning support staff, we want to ensure that you get the best out of your studies.