This course is designed for pharmacists working in a variety of areas, including in community pharmacies, hospitals, general practice, prisons or the private sector. Accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), successful completion of this course will enable pharmacists to apply for an annotation on the GPhC register as an independent prescriber.
To apply for this course all applicants, including existing DMU Clinical Pharmacy Diploma students, should complete an application form. If you are an internal applicant (an existing student at DMU), please complete the Internal Applicants form. If you are an external applicant, please complete the External Applicants form. Once you have carefully completed the form, please email your application and all supporting documents to pharmacyIPrecruitment@dmu.ac.uk. All applicants should also obtain a supporting statement from an employer/referee, as detailed on the Appendix 1 Supporting Statement form – please kindly ask your referee to email this pharmacyIPrecruitment@dmu.ac.uk.
This course will help you to learn about the many facets of prescribing, including clinical, communication, and consultation skills, the psychology of prescribing and the legal and ethical considerations when prescribing.
The course is usually delivered over six months. However, for students with sufficient time and resources, the opportunity exists to undertake all learning and assessment within four months. There is also the option of carrying out the course over 12 months, for students who would prefer this.
During the course, you will complete 450 hours of learning in total. This includes attendance at eight compulsory study days during which you will be taught in groups. Our group teaching encourages important discussion and debate amongst fellow pharmacists and lecturers, allowing for valuable reflection on the future of prescribing practice and promoting self-awareness and critical thinking as a non-medical prescriber.
You will also undertake the equivalent of at least 12 days (or 90 hours) of practice-based experience, under the supervision of your Designated Prescribing Practitioner (DPP), working towards competencies in a chosen area of practice.
To reinforce your learning, we also support self-directed learning through our easy-to-use online learning platforms. This format allows you to study at a time convenient to you, and encourages communication with fellow pharmacists and lecturers.
- Designed and delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of expert academics, experienced multi-sector pharmacists, clinicians and healthcare professionals, with a practice-based approach to learning and assessment.
- Benefit from the input of experienced practitioners from the fields of pharmacy, medicine and nursing; encouraging inter-disciplinary working and ensuring your learning is relevant to current practice.
- Enjoy a collegiate approach to teaching which promotes a safe, engaging and interactive environment and promotes good relationships between the academic team and students.
- The course design accommodates pharmacists from all sectors and provides tools to help expand your competency following qualification.
- Our industry standard teaching facilities, including purpose-built clinical skills areas, allow you to practice in a safe environment as well as simulation-based education.
- Use our virtual learning environments to enhance your learning experience and promote peer support
- Our reputation of more than 100 years of pharmacy teaching ensures we produce graduates of the highest calibre.
Study days and Intakes 2022/2023
The course is delivered by experienced, friendly and supportive pharmacists with an array of expertise. It is supported by medical practitioners in teaching clinical skills and experienced colleagues from the School of Nursing. Over 100 years of pharmacy teaching and expertise at our institution ensures that our graduates are of the highest calibre.
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