Non Medical Prescribing CPD4904

Overview

Non-Medical Prescribing provides an exciting and challenging opportunity for Nurses, Midwives and eligible Allied Health Professionals to expand their roles to meet the needs of their patients and service to improve access to appropriate medication.

This level 7 module is designed to provide the practitioner with the knowledge and skills to prescribe safely and appropriately within their area of practice and current non-medical prescribing legislation.

Successful completion of the module enables the practitioner to annotate their professional registration with a prescribing qualification.

Module Code: CPD4904
Level: 7
Credits: 40
Cost: £1,600 for May 2022 to July 2023

Who is this module for?

The module is designed to meet the needs of Nurses, and eligible* Allied Health Professionals and their employers.

Before commencing the module, Nurses are required to have a minimum of 1-year post-registration clinical experience, and to be capable of safe and effective practice at a level of proficiency appropriate to the module and intended area of prescribing practice in the following areas:

  • Clinical/health assessment
  • Diagnostics/care management
  • Planning and evaluation of care

*Before commencing the module, HCPC registrants require a minimum of 3 years relevant post-qualification experience in the intended area of prescribing practice working at advanced practitioner or equivalent level, and the eligibility to prescribe.

'Edge Hill University is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council to prepare chiropodists/podiatrists, therapeutic radiographers, paramedics and physiotherapists as independent prescribers, and to prepare diagnostic radiographers and dieticians as supplementary prescribers.'

What are the key aims of the programme?

  • Provide opportunities for the practitioner to enhance existing knowledge and skills relating to non-medical prescribing;
  • Enable the practitioner to appraise the relevant sources of information advice and support available and apply them to make appropriate decisions in prescribing practice;
  • Examine from a critical perspective issues of professional accountability and responsibility as they relate to non-medical prescribing and work appropriately within this framework;
  • Utilise reflective and analytical skills to improve and develop prescribing practice.
  • How Will I Study?

    This module normally requires attendance at 26 sessions, one full day session per week for 26 weeks, in addition to 12 days of practice placement learning. This will involve a combination classroom-based and of both synchronous and asynchronous online learning.

    What will I study?

    The principles of prescribing; national guidelines/directions; assessment and consultation in safe and appropriate prescribing; pharmacology including pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics; patient adherence and drug responses; professional accountability; record keeping; independent and supplementary prescribing; legal, policy and ethical aspects of prescribing; risk assessment and risk management; reflective practice.

    How will I be assessed?

    To obtain 40 credits at level 7 and record a prescribing qualification with your professional regulator (NMC or HCPC), you must submit a portfolio of evidence and pass both the theoretical and practical assessment components of the module. Regardless of previous learning or experience, in line with professional regulatory body requirements and University RP(E)L regulations, you must undertake all assessments.

    Assessment includes:

  • 90 minute unseen multiple choice & short answer examination - including calculations;
  • 4000 word prescribing based patient case study practice assessment: successful completion of the competencies contained in 'A Competency Framework for all Prescribers' (RPS 2016);
  • Assessed by way of continuous and collaborative approach involving the practitioner and their Practice Assessor (NMC registrants)/Practice Educator (HCPC registrants).
  • An online PebblePad practice portfolio - this will be submitted as evidence of the development of prescribing practice, including achievement of practice competencies learning outcomes and completion of hours of learning.
  • Study Dates and Venues

    February 2022

    Venue: Ormskirk Campus

    Starts: Tue 1st Feb 2022

    Session Times:
  • Tuesday 1st February 2022
  • Tuesday 8th February 2022
  • Tuesday 15th February 2022
  • Tuesday 22nd February 2022
  • Tuesday 1st March 2022
  • Tuesday 8th March 2022
  • Tuesday 15th March 2022
  • Tuesday 22nd March 2022
  • Tuesday 29th March 2022
  • Tuesday 5th April 2022
  • Tuesday 12th April 2022
  • Tuesday 19th April 2022
  • Tuesday 26th April 2022
  • Tuesday 3rd May 2022
  • Tuesday 10th May 2022
  • Tuesday 17th May 2022
  • Tuesday 24th May 2022
  • Tuesday 31st May 2022
  • Tuesday 7th June 2022
  • Tuesday 14th June 2022
  • Tuesday 21st June 2022
  • Tuesday 28th June 2022
  • Tuesday 5th July 2022
  • Tuesday 12th July 2022
  • Tuesday 19th July 2022
  • Tuesday 26th July 2022
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    September 2022

    Venue: Ormskirk Campus

    Starts: Wed 7th Sep 2022

    Session Times:
  • Wednesday 7 September 2022, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 14 September 2022, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 21 September 2022, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 28 September 2022, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 5 October 2022, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 12 October 2022, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 19 October 2022, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 26 October 2022, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 2 November 2022, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 9 November 2022, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 16 November 2022, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 23 November 2022, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 30 November 2022, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 7 December 2022, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 14 December 2022, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 21 December 2022, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 4 January 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 11 January 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 18 January 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 25 January 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 1 February 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 8 February 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 15 February 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 22 February 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 1 March 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • 11 January 2023 before 4pm, draft assignment due
  • 8 March 2023 before 4pm, final assignment due
  • 8 March 2023 before 4pm, portfolio due
  • 8 March 2023, exam, time to be confirmed
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    February 2023

    Venue: Ormskirk Campus

    Starts: Tue 7th Feb 2023

    Session Times:
  • Tuesday 7 February 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 14 February 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 21 February 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 28 February 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 7 March 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 14 March 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 21 March 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 28 March 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 4 April 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 11 April 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 18 April 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 25 April 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 2 May 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 9 May 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 16 May 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 23 May 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 30 May 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 6 June 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 13 June 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 20 June 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 27 June 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 4 July 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 11 July 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 18 July 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 25 July 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Tuesday 1 August 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • 6 June 2023 before 4pm, draft assignment due
  • 1 August before 4pm, final assignment due
  • 1 August 2023 before 4pm, portfolio due
  • 1 August 2023, final exam
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    September 2023

    Venue: Ormskirk Campus

    Starts: Wed 6th Sep 2023

    Session Times:
  • Wednesday 6 September 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 13 September 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 20 September 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 27 September 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 4 October 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 11 October 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 18 October 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 25 October 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 1 November 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 8 November 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 15 November 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 22 November 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 29 November 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 6 December 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 13 December 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 20 December 2023, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 3 January 2024, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 10 January 2024, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 17 January 2024, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 24 January 2024, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 31 January 2024, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 7 February 2024, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 14 February 2024, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 21 February 2024, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 28 February 2024, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 6 March 2024, 9.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday 10 January 2024 before 4pm, draft assignment due
  • Wednesday 6 March 2024 4pm, final assignment due
  • Wednesday 6 March 2024 before 4pm, portfolio due
  • Wednesday 6 March 2024, final exam
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    Further Information

    Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

    We encourage you to apply as early as possible to give you the best chance to obtain a place on your preferred cohort, module applications will close as soon as the module is full. Applications received within two weeks of the start date may have to be considered for a later cohort.

    Application for this module is a two-stage process, you should:
    1. Download and complete a non-medical prescribing application pack (this pack contains the current version of the V300 form application form, older versions will not be accepted. Please ensure that the form is fully completed before submission);
    2. Complete the University online module application form and attach the completed non-medical prescribing application pack in the document upload section of this online form.
    For more details of how to apply, please visit the apply page.

    For details on how to apply for funding for this module, please visit the Fees & Finance page.

    If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQ page.

    For further information regarding module content, please contact:

  • Maureen Wallymahmed on 01695 657 092 or email [email protected]
  • or Sam Pearson on 01695 657039 or email [email protected]
  • Pathways

    This module can be studied on a standalone basis.

    It is an optional module for the following programmes:

  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice
  • MSc Integrated Palliative and End of Life Care