De Montfort University

De Montfort University

Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists

This practice certificate in independent prescribing for pharmacists is for pharmacists wishing to obtain a prescribing qualification without completing the clinical pharmacy MSc and earn 45 credits; a 5 credit conversion course from supplementary to independent prescribing is also offered; this course offers a flexible approach that meets continuing professional development (CPD) requirements; suitable for pharmacists working in hospital, community or primary care pharmacy, or other sectors e.g. the prison service, non-NHS hospitals; pharmacists are taught in a uni-professional group (solely alongside other pharmacists) for most of the study days, to ensure the material is relevant and appropriate; there are some multi-professional classes with other healthcare professionals to facilitate learning from different disciplines; this is a course which uses different teaching and assessment methods to suit all learning styles; students are drawn from all over the UK; an opportunity to learn from and alongside pharmacists with different clinical experiences; emphasis is placed on lifelong learning by enabling students to reflect on practice, continue learning and add to their competence after they have gained the qualification.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time January 2017 - 6 months

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Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Leicester Campus Leicester LE1 9BH East Midlands

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