Medicines Management - Independent & Supplementary Presribing

Ulster University - Belfast

Medicines Management - Independent & Supplementary Presribing

Non-medical prescribing skills provide the ability to address and/or enhance patient's medicines management as part of a holistic care package. This programme teaches HCPC-registered and eligible health professionals independent/supplementary prescribing competencies as required by the DH, HCPC and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Health professionals not currently eligible for independent/ supplementary prescribing rights, but who are working under patient group directives and wish to extend academic knowledge of prescribing, will also be considered for this programme.

By completing your studies in both Pharmacotherapeutics in Prescribing and Prescribing in Practice you will meet the requisite training for physiotherapists, podiatrists, therapeutic radiographers and paramedics as independent/supplementary prescribers, and diagnostic radiographers and dietitians as supplementary prescribers.

You will benefit from a range of learning experiences, across and between multiple disciplines which will enhance your knowledge and skills, encourage critical thinking, creativity and strategic planning in independent and/or supplementary prescribing within your professional field, thereby enhancing employability.

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit for more details on English language requirements.

Application dates

Your Application
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.

To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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