Pharmacy - Prescribing for Pharmacists

Queen's University Belfast


Course Name Pharmacy - Prescribing for Pharmacists
Course Provider Queen's University Belfast
Course Code 40790 (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 Full time
Location (Districts) Belfast
Qualification Letters PG Cert.
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.

Teaching Times
Morning / Afternoon / Evening.

Learning and Teaching
This programme consists of a combination of e-learning, work-based learning and workshops.

Students in Great Britain attend a 5-day residential in Belfast in the second Semester (dates to be confirmed).
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Entry Requirements

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

Additionally all students must have:

- 2-year's post-registration experience

- the support of their sponsoring organisation

Comment Prescribing for Pharmacists highlights
Students undertake clinical skills training in our on-campus clinical skills teaching laboratories.

Professional Accreditations
•This PG Certificate is accredited by the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

World Class Facilities
•The School of Pharmacy at Queen's is consistently ranked as one of the leading centres for pharmacy education and research in the UK.
Course Content Overview
This Postgraduate Certificate is designed to provide postgraduate training in non-medical prescribing for pharmacists.
Annual intakes commence in September (GB pharmacists) or April (NI pharmacists)
Subjects Taught

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Six taught modules:
Clinical Examination Skills and Patient Monitoring

Developing a Treatment/Clinical Management Plan

Disease Management

Evidence-Based Practice and Clinical Governance

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Assessment Method Assignments, OSCE and practice portfolio.
Careers or Further Progression

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Pharmacists who complete this programme are eligible to register as a Supplementary and Independent Prescriber with the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).


Further Enquiries Dr Brian McCaw
Distance Learning Centre School of Pharmacy
Tel: 9097 2004
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