Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) HEA790

Overview

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

This 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.*

*The GPhC require that students & potential students are made aware that the successful completion of an accredited course is not a guarantee of annotation or of future employment as a pharmacist independent prescriber.

Module Code: HEA790
Level: 6
Credits: 45
Cost: £1800

Who is this module for?

The module is designed to meet the needs of Nurses, Pharmacists and eligible* AHPs and their employers. Before commencing the module Nurses require a minimum of 3 years' post-registration clinical experience, including one year preceding application in the clinical field in which they intend to prescribe. Pharmacists a minimum of two years' appropriate patient orientated experience practising in a hospital, community or primary care setting following their pre-registration year after graduation and AHPs a minimum of 3 years' relevant post qualification experience.

* '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.

What will I study?

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

How will I be assessed?

To achieve the professional prescribing qualification and obtain 45 credits at level 6 students must pass both theoretical and practical assessment components of the module and submit a portfolio of evidence. Regardless of previous learning or experience, in line with professional regulatory body requirements and University RP(E)L regulations, students must undertake all assessments.

Assessment includes:

  • 1.5 hour unseen multiple choice & short answer examination - including calculations;
  • 15 minute OSCE Examination including prescription writing;
  • 3,000 word prescribing case study submitted as part of the reflective portfolio;
  • Practice Assessment: Development and achievement of identified skills to a required level; assessed by way of continuous and collaborative approach involving the practitioner and their medical mentor;
  • A portfolio - This will be submitted as evidence of the development of prescribing practice, achievement of learning outcomes and completion of hours of learning.

Study Dates and Venues

September 2019 HEA790S1 & HEA790PS1

Venue: Ormskirk Campus

Starts: Tue 3rd Sep 2019

Session Times:
  • 1st Session, Tue 03 Sep 19, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 2nd Session, Tue 10 Sep 19, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 3rd Session, Wed 18 Sep 19, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 4th Session, Wed 25 Sep 19, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 5th Session, Wed, 02 Oct 19, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 6th Session, Wed, 09 Oct 19, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 7th Session, Wed, 16 Oct 19, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 8th Session, Wed, 23 Oct 19, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 9th Session, Wed, 30 Oct 19, Reading Week
  • 10th Session, Wed, 06 Nov 19, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 11th Session, Wed, 13 Nov 19, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 12th Session, Wed, 20 Nov 19, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 13th Session, Wed, 27 Nov 19, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 14th Session, Wed, 04 Dec 19, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 15th Session, Wed, 11 Dec 19, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 16th Session, MOCK EXAM, Wed, 18 Dec 19, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 17th Session, Wed 25 Dec 19, Reading Week
  • 18th Session, Wed, 01 Jan 2020, Reading week
  • 19th Session, Wed, 08 Jan 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 20th Session, Wed, 15 Jan 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 21st Session, Wed, 22 Jan 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance/Mock Exam
  • 22nd Session, Wed, 29 Jan 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 23rd Session, Wed, 05 Feb 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 24th Session, Wed, 12 Feb 2020, Reading Week, Attendance
  • 25th Session, OSCE, Wed, 19 Feb 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 26th Session, EXAM, Wed, 26 Feb 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm Attendance
  • Portfolio Submission, Wed, 26 Feb 2020, 4pm

    Study dates and times are subject to change.

March 2020 HEA790S3 & HEA790PS3

Venue: Ormskirk Campus

Starts: Wed 18th Mar 2020

Session Times:
  • 1st Session, Wed, 18 Mar 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 2nd Session, Wed, 25 Mar 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 3rd Session, Wed, 01 Apr 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 4th Session, Wed, 08 Apr 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 5th Session, Wed, 15 Apr 2020, Reading Week
  • 6th Session, Wed, 22 Apr 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 7th Session, Wed, 29 Apr 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 8th Session, Wed, 06 May 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 9th Session, Wed, 13 May 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 10th Session, Wed, 20 May 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 11th Session, Wed, 27 May 2020, Reading Week
  • 12th Session, Wed, 03 Jun 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 13th Session, Wed, 10 Jun 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 14th Session, Wed, 17 Jun 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 15th Session Wed, 24 Jun 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 16th Session, Wed, 01 Jul 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 17th Session, Wed, 08 Jul 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 18th Session, Wed, 15 Jul 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 19th Session, Wed, 22 Jul 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Mock Exam/Attendance
  • 20th Session, Wed, 29 Jul 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 21st Session, Wed, 05 Aug 2020, Reading Week
  • 22nd Session, Wed, 12 Aug 2020, Reading Week
  • 23rd Session, Wed, 19 Aug 2020, Reading Week
  • 24th Session, Wed, 26 Aug 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 25th Session, OSCE, Wed, 02 Sep 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 26th Session, EXAM, Wed, 09 Sep 2020, 9.00 am – 4.00pm, Attendance
  • Portfolio Submission, Wed, 09 Sep 2020, 4pm

    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.

Please visit https://www.hecooperative.co.uk/nmp-zone/e-learning/ for an application pack.

For details on how to apply for funding for this module, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd-apply-nw/.

If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQs www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/faqs.

For further information regarding module content, please contact Module Coordinator Paul Warburton on 01695 657 060 or email warburtp@edgehill.ac.uk.

Pathways

This module can be studied on a standalone basis.

It is an optional module for the following programmes: