Keele University

Keele University

Prescribing Studies

Choice and flexibility are key features of the course. Healthcare professionals may choose different pathways to reach the awards of Certificate, Diploma and Master's to meet their own specific professional development needs and to advance their professional practice. Flexibility is also provided by CPD Plus+ and CPD Plus+ Open Learn modules which are available as 10, 15 and 30 credit modules.

Entry requirements

The course is open to: medical and non-medical prescribers in primary care; pharmacists who are members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and who regularly work in primary care providing prescribing advice; other health care professionals with an interest in therapeutics and prescribing degree may be admitted on their perceived and potential competence to complete the course. All applicants must be working in a British health care environment.

Course modules

Principles underlying rational prescribing theme: clinical pharmacology/ biochemistry; treating individuals; hazards of drug use; monitoring drug treatment; rational prescribing. Licensing and drug development theme: practical considerations for prescribers; evidence-based practice and clinical governance; communication and consultation skills; ethical issues in prescribing; patient-prescriber partnerships in medicine taking; PACT in practice; practice research. Prescribing in the treatment of common medical conditions theme: angina; asthma/COPD; diabetes; depression; dyspepsia; heart failure; hypertension; infections; joint diseases; osteoporosis; palliative care; women's health.

Assessment methods

Assessment for the Certificate/ Diploma and MSc is entirely by coursework.

Sponsorship information

Funding for Pharmacists working in the West Midlands may be available from the Learning beyond Registration budget; potential students should contact their local Healthcare Trust for further information.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,520 per Year 1 (England) 33 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,520 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 33 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,520 per Year 1 (Scotland) 33 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,520 per Year 1 (Wales) 33 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,520 per Year 1 (EU) 33 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,520 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,520 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,520 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,520 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,520 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,520 per Year 1 (EU) 21 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,520 per Year 1 (England) 21 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,520 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,520 per Year 1 (Scotland) 21 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,520 per Year 1 (Wales) 21 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions
Telephone number: 
01782 734010