Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Pharmacy (Prescribing for Pharmacists)

This course is for pharmacists in Northern Ireland who wish to practice as Supplementary and Independent Prescribers. It is accredited by both the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) in Great Britain.

Entry requirements

A primary degree in Pharmacy from an institution approved by the University. Additionally all students must have: 2-years' post-registration experience; the support of their sponsoring organisation; identified a designated medical practitioner prior to commencing the PG Certificate stage.

Course modules

Modules include: developing a treatment/clinical management plan; disease management; clinical examination skills and patient monitoring; evidence-based practice and clinical governance; influences on psychology of prescribing; legal, policy, professional and ethical aspects; plus 12 days in-practice training with a designated medical practitioner.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: coursework assignments; online tests; observed structured clinical examination (OSCE); a practice-based portfolio.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

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PG Centre
Telephone number: 
02890 972585