Medicines Optimisation (10 Credits)
Effective Communication & Consultation Skills (10 Credits)
Management of Long-term Conditions (20 Credits)
PLUS Two from the 10 Credit options listed below
Research Methods (10 Credits)
Data Analysis (10 Credits)
Further Study of Long-term Conditions (20 Credits)
PLUS Two from the 10 Credit options listed below.
10 Credit Options:
1.Adverse drug reactions and interactions
2.Managnig Drug Treatment
5.Infection and antimicrobial stewardship
7.Prescribing audit and analysis
As an alternative to the above, students in Great Britain can complete Independent Prescriber (IP) training in the second year of the PG Diploma/MSc. The IP option includes a 5-day residential in Belfast (travel and accommodation costs are in addition to the course fee).
SEE BELOW FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE INDEPENDENT PRESCRIBING OPTION
Option 1: Practice-based research project (60 credits)
Option 2: Practice-based research project (30 credits) plus Advanced Practice* (30 credits)
Option 3: Practice-based research project (30 credits) plus Clinical Practice** (30 credits)
*Advanced Practice includes development of management and leadership skills and is linked to the RPS Advanced Pharmacy Framework.
**Clinical Practice option includes a 2-week residential programme at the Regional Medicines Optimisation Centre and NHS hospitals in Northern Ireland. An additional fee is payable for this module (International students only).
Independent prescribing option
The Independent Prescribing option is open to pharmacists in Great Britain and is delivered in second year of the PG Diploma/MSc in Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice.
The programme is delivered via a combination of e-learning and work-based learning and includes 12 days in-practice training with a Designated Medical Practitioner, the purpose of which is to enable the student to develop and practice clinical examination skills relevant to the condition(s) for which they intend to prescribe. The pharmacist may complete their in-practice training at any point during the course.
Students are required to attend a 5-day residential in Belfast, which will include workshops, clinical skills training and assessment. The residential will be held in the second Semester (dates to be confirmed). Students are required to pay their own travel, accommodation and subsistence costs.
Applying to join
Independent Prescribing applicants must have been practicing for at least two years and should be employed in either primary or secondary care.
GB students who have been offered a place on the 2017/2018 Independent Prescribing option should submit the following forms together in a single email to firstname.lastname@example.org
1.Eligibity form - To demonstrate your eligibility to undertake this programme of study
2.Sponsoring organisation agreement - Your employer must sign the agreement guaranteeing their support. Alternatively, if you are a contractor or locum pharmacist you must sign this form yourself.
3.Designatated medical practitioner agreement - You must identify a suitable mentor and both you and the mentor must sign the agreement.