University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Prescribing and Patient Assessment

This multidisciplinary Master's level programme is aimed at registered pharmacists, nurses and midwives working in community, primary or secondary care practice who wish to become prescribers and to develop their knowledge and skills of patients assessment; currently the 2 parts to this programme (prescribing and patient assessment) run as independent modules; the programme intends to link them to provide a more cohesive approach to prescribing including as it does, the diagnostic and patient assessment element.

Entry requirements

Applicants will possess a good Honours degree from a recognised higher education institution or certified evidence of an ability to study at level 5 (Master's); current registration with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) or the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) or the GPhC when it is established or the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is essential; applicants who are pharmacists should have at least 2 years appropriate patient orientated experience in a hospital, community or primary care setting following their pre-registration year; applicants who are nurses or midwives will have at least 3 years experience as a practising nurse or midwife; the year immediately preceding the application must have been in the clinical field in which the applicant intends to prescribe; applicants should have written endorsement from their employing organisation that they are supported and have identified an area of clinical practice.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

School of Healthcare
Telephone number: 
0113 343 1361