Aston University

Aston University

Pharmacist Independent Prescribing

The course has been designed to expand students' existing knowledge and develop prescribing skills to support effective clinical care of patients in a patient-facing prescribing role.

Entry requirements

Students must be referred via the Health Education West Midlands' scheme; applicants must: have worked in their chosen area of clinical practice for a minimum of 1 year; be a registered pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council or the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland; have a minimum of 2 years post-registration experience within a patient-facing role; be currently be employed in a patient-facing role; have a confirmed designated medical practitioner in place; have written approval from their employer supporting their study; a relevant clinical diploma (or equivalent) is desirable; International students whose 1st language is not English must demonstrate a satisfactory command of English language such as IELTS: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each area; or equivalent.

Course modules

Pharmacist independent prescribing.

Assessment methods

Exams, reports, portfolios.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time GBP 3,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 4 months
PgCert Full-time GBP 3,000 per Whole course (Wales) 4 months
PgCert Full-time GBP 3,000 per Whole course (England) 4 months
PgCert Full-time GBP 3,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 4 months
PgCert Part-time GBP 3,000 per Whole course (England) 6 months
PgCert Part-time GBP 3,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 6 months
PgCert Part-time GBP 3,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 6 months
PgCert Part-time GBP 3,000 per Whole course (Wales) 6 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Aston Campus Birmingham B4 7ET West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
LHS Postgraduate School Admissions
Telephone number: 
0121 204 3000