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Thank you for your interest in V300 non medical prescribing.

*The programme is currently delivered online, this may change as government guidance allows face to face delivery, you will be informed of this as appropriate. Funding arrangements have not yet been confirmed for 21/22. Students wishing to apply from outside our region should contact the email below. Students from our region can apply but will only be offered places when regional funding arrangements are confirmed. You will not be liable for fees until funding arrangements are confirmed and you have been consulted. Students already on a programme at Northumbria that V300 is part of can apply as normal, there are no changes to this funding arrangement.*

Please read the pre-course information, application guidance and prescribing authorisations form in preparation for submitting your application.

The Non Medical Prescribing module consists of 38 days of prescribing preparation which includes:

  • 10 taught days (and 0.5 day for assessment),
  • 10 directed learning days,
  • 5.5 days independent study and
  • 12 days of supervised practice with assessment over approximately 22 weeks (5 months). In addition, students will require personal study time. The amount of time varies greatly between individuals but can be in the region of 80 - 190 hours

The module can be studied at level 6 (degree) or at level 7 (masters). Your choice may be dependant on a number of factors e.g. whether it is integrated into a post graduate programme (level 7 study) or whether you are undertaking as a stand alone module and already have an academic profile. Completion at degree level provides an academic award of 40 degree level (level 6 equivalent) credits and 40 masters level (level 7 equivalent) credits. There are differences in the assessment of degree and masters level. You will need to state your choice on the application form.

The prescribing qualification /authority of independent and supplementary prescribing relates to regulatory and legal permissions. Currently Dieticians and Diagnostic Radiographers may qualify as supplementary prescribers whereas Registered Nurses (level 1), Midwives, SCPHN, Physiotherapists, Chiropodists, Advanced Paramedics, Podiatrists and Therapeutic Radiographers may qualify as supplementary and independent prescribers. Your professional registration will dictate your qualification.

Please read the following supplementary information for guidance before applying for this module. 

To apply please make a note of the module start month, click on book now and choose the application for the correct starting month. Once your application is complete we will contact you in order to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a place.

In order to assist you in completing your application we have attached guidance notes. Please refer to these while completing your application. Please also click on the 'Pre Course Information' link below to read essential information prior to completing your application form

As part of your application you will need to upload a copy of your completed Prescribing Authorisations form. If you do not attach your approval form to your application or it is incomplete this will delay your application and may impact you being offered a place on the module. Instructions on how to do this are in the guidance notes.

PRE COURSE INFORMATION

PRESCRIBING AUTHORISATIONS FORM

V300 GUIDANCE NOTES

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at NSBackOffice@northumbria.ac.uk or call (0191) 4060901.

Teaching Dates

Day  Date Delivery 
 1 23/09/21  Taught 
 2 30/09/21 Taught 
01/10/21  Directed Study 
07/10/21  Taught 
08/10/21  Directed Study

14/10/21  

Directed Study
21/10/21  Taught 
8

28/10/21  

Taught 

04/11/21  

Directed Study
10 

11/11/21  

Directed Study
11 

12/11/21  

Directed Study
12 

18/11/21  

Taught
13 

19/11/21  

Directed Study
14 

25/11/21  

Directed Study
15 

26/11/21  

Directed Study
16 

02/12/21  

Taught  

Pharmacology Exam 

17 

09/12/21  

Taught
18 

10/12/21  

Directed Study 

19 

16/12/21  

Taught

20 

06/01/22  

Directed Study 

21 

07/01/22  

Directed Study  

22 

13/01/22  

Taught 

23 

14/01/22  

Directed Study 

24 

20/01/22  

Directed Study 

25 

21/01/22  

Directed Study 

26 

27/01/22  

Taught 


Course Information

Award Type External PSRB approval NMC & HCPC

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures, Workshops and Guided Study

Mode of Study
Part Time

Location
Coach Lane Campus

Start 23 September 2021 |

Duration
22 weeks (approx)

Sector
Health, Sport and Social Care

Successful completion of all components of this module will lead to the achievement of a recordable prescribing qualification (Independent and/or Supplementary Prescriber) with your regulatory body (NMC or HCPC).

Nurses, midwives and some HCPC registrants are eligible to apply for entry to the Non Medical Prescribing programme but must meet the following criteria:

  • Be either a Registered nurse (level 1) / registered midwife / SCPHN with at least 1 year post registration experience OR
  • A Registered Physiotherapist, Chiropodist, Dietician, Advanced Paramedic, Podiatrist, Therapeutic or Diagnostic Radiographer with 3 years experience
  • Have current NMC / HCPC registration
  • Have the competence, experience and academic ability to study at least degree level (level 7 for Advanced Paramedics) and can provide evidence of this
  • Be able to provide evidence of a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) enhanced certificate; issued within 3 years of applying to the module
  • Be competent to undertake a history, clinical/health assessment and make a diagnosis in the area of practice relating to where you intend to prescribe
  • Have approved funding arrangements in place (see module application webpage for more details) or state self funding
  • Have in place (or will have in place), an appropriate indemnity arrangement for their prospective role as a prescriber
  • Have a clinical placement (e.g. ward, GP surgery) with an educational audit in place or have completed the non medical prescribing ‘self-audit’ for practice learning prior to enrolment on the module
  • Have support from a manager, employing organisation or other appropriate authority and supply their name and contact details
  • Take responsibility for own continuing professional development

By the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Appraise and interpret the legal, ethical and professional frameworks for accountability and responsibility for prescribing within your own sphere of practice
  • Evaluate evidence to support your prescribing decisions
  • Summarise the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic actions relating to products used within your sphere of practice
  • Demonstrate professional skills in consultation, decision making and prescribing safely and effectively
  • Employ partnership approaches with patients/carers to monitor and review treatment, manage/report adverse drug reactions
  • Critique prescribing practice and support others to prescribe safely and effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team

You will learn from subject specialist tutors who are prescribers and are actively researching the prescribing landscape, contributing to prescribing practice, academic and specialist knowledge base. Your academic tutors will help you to draw on the very latest evidence informing contemporary healthcare practice and engage in critically appraising evidence which supports your clinical practice and prescribing decision making.

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