Independent Prescribing (Short Course) / Overview
Year of entry: 2021
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- Degree awarded
- PG Credit
- 4 months
- Entry requirements
We require a relevant Lower Second honours degree or above. See the Professional entry qualification section for further professional requirements.
- Number of places/applicants
- 40 places
- How to apply
You must submit your Independent Prescribing additional application form (Word, 129KB) and the other documents detailed in it when you complete the online application form .
We also encourage you to make use of the nomination pack (Word, 777KB), which contains the information on this webpage, guidance on completing the Independent prescribing additional application form, FAQs and information about the roles and responsibilities of the Designated prescribing practitioner (DPP) or Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor.
The deadline for applications is 10am on 27 July 2021.
Your application will only be considered if you submit a complete application before the deadline, including details of an enhanced DBS disclosure issued within three years of the course start date, ie, no earlier than 5 October 2018. If you have registered with the update service, you must be able to produce the original disclosure as well.
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- Take on the role of an independent prescriber in your area of healthcare practice through this course.
- Learn from clinicians from a range of backgrounds, including medicine, pharmacy and nursing.
- Discover how to apply core prescribing skills including history taking, physical examination skills and clinical reasoning.
- Have the flexibility to undertake learning at a time that suits you due to the low number of contact days.
- Study at a university ranked 2nd in the UK for Nursing and 5th in the UK for Pharmacy and Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings 2021).
Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .
Fees for entry in 2021 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2020 were as follows:
UK students (per annum): £1,750 per 30 credit unit
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
The University of Manchester is offered Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF)-funded places to pharmacists who hold one of the HEE-funded pathways:
- Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice (phase 2)
- Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes
- Primary Care Pharmacy Education Pathway
- Clinical Pharmacists in Integrated Urgent Care
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