How to apply
Students can apply directly to study this postgraduate taught course at DMU by using our online applications portal using the programme code B23091. They will also need to complete the course specific application form below.
NHS employees may also be eligible for LBR funding.
If you would like further information or an informal discussion about the prescribing course, please contact:
T: 0116 250 6470
IP Application Form for September 2017
Learning in practice
The course requires you to identify a medical practitioner (known as a Designated Medical Practitioner or DMP) who will act as your mentor and allow you to observe prescribing in their practice. Students spend 90 hours working in practice; this is in addition to the study days at DMU. For further information regarding the requirements of a DMP, please refer to the documents referenced above, and if you have any further questions, please contact the module leader directly, using the contact details above.
Useful sources of information
GPhC website detailing entry requirements for Independent Prescribing
GPhC website listing providers of the Independent Prescribing programme
Part of the application process requires you to identify why there is a need to prescribe in your area, how you will use your qualification in practice and how this will benefit patient care. You choose which therapeutic area you would like to prescribe in, in line with your practice. You are expected to have a good working knowledge of your area of clinical competence when you apply for the course.
Please note that you must complete a DMU application form (if you have not studied with us before) in addition to a course specific application form, which is available on the website. Supporting evidence from your employer and DMP will also be required.
Suitable candidates will be interviewed as part of the selection process for this course.