Independent Prescribing

Queen's University Belfast


Course Name Independent Prescribing
Course Provider Queen's University Belfast
Course Code 108324 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Queens University Belfast None
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Belfast
Qualification Letters PgCert
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Entry year 2020
Application Date How to Apply

Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.
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Duration 1 year part-time
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Entrance requirements

A primary degree in Pharmacy (minimum Bachelor degree) from an institution approved by the University.

Additionally all students must:

- be registered as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (G...

Course Content

Expand+The Postgraduate Certificate in Independent Prescribing for pharmacists is designed for pharmacists in Northern Ireland who wish to train and qualify as non-medical independent prescribers.

The Postgraduate Certificate can be undertaken as a stan...

Subjects Taught

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There are four taught modules, each 10 CATS points:

Person-centred care & collaboration
Disease management
Clinical skills

There is an additional module of work-based learning called, Learning in practice, wo...

Assessment Method


Assessments associated with the course are outlined below:

Each module has one or more assessments associated with it. A general overview is provided below:

Person-centred care & collaboration (10 CATS) - assessment is comprised o...

Careers or Further Progression Career Prospects

Professional Opportunities
This PG Certificate in Independent Prescribing enhances the opportunities for pharmacists in Northern Ireland to progress their career through annotation on the pharmacy register as an independent prescriber.
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