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Non-Medical Prescribing - Level 6 - AC0636 & AC0637

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About this course

This course is part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form and gain authorisation from an appropriate decision maker within the NHS before sending it back to us.

Please note this module offers a variety of intake dates. Submit your application for the default month, which appears on the book now page, and indicate your preferred intake in the personal statement section from the date(s) listed in the orange box on this page. Your programme support team will be in touch to confirm your actual start date in due course. For further queries, please contact us by emailing hs.cipdinfo@northumbria.ac.uk.

This module aims to meet the Government policy directives in preparing nurses, midwives, and health visitors to prescribe independently from a legally defined formulary, within specific clinical contexts. The module aims and outcomes follow those specified by the NMC (2006) and DH (2006).

You will have the opportunity to prepare for an independent prescribing role by exploring the underpinning knowledge and factors that influence patient concordance with medication regimes and developing your prescribing skills.

Learn from the Best

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.

Teaching and Assessment

A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be utilised to facilitate your full engagement in the learning process and promote lifelong learning. These will include lectures, seminars, group-work, case studies, critical incidents, directed study, use of e-learning portal, supervised clinical practice and independent learning.

Learning will be work based and practice focussed. You  will undertake 12 days (7.5 hours per day, 6.5 hours per day with breaks) of supervised practice which will be undertaken as part of the compulsory, adjacent prescribing module; Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals (AC636). A negotiated learning contract between you and the medical supervisor will facilitate the identification of learning needs required to achieve the learning outcomes and NMC proficiencies for both modules.

Learning Environment

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

 

Research-rich Learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

 

Give Your Career an Edge

This module, in combination with the ‘Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals (AC636), aims to prepare you for a prescribing role in practice.

Course info

Award Type 40 Credit, Level 6

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures, Workshops and Guided Study

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Study Mode Intensive Short Course

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start January 2018

This NHS Continuing Workforce Development module aims to prepare nurses, midwives, and health visitors to prescribe independently from a legally defined formulary, within specific clinical contexts

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

You must be a registered nurse, midwife or health visitor with previous evidence of level 5 study.

  • Assessment, differential diagnosis, consultation, clinical decision making, risk management, establishing therapeutic regimes/interventions,
  • stopping medication and referral
  • Factors influencing independent prescribing practice and patient/client consent for, responses to and concordance with prescribed therapy
  • Prescribing administering and dispensing in a team context
  • Record keeping, local policies, guidelines and protocols and, electronic prescribing
  • Monitoring, audit and evaluation of prescribing practice, clinical and cost effective prescribing
  • Clinical Pharmacology - applied anatomy and physiology including disordered function, age, disease and pregnancy and other medicines/drug
  • interactions as they impact on pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, adverse drug reactions (ADRs), drug calculations
  • Prescribing for cosmetic procedures
  • Evidence based prescribing and clinical guidelines, controlled drugs, clinical governance, supervision, reflective practice

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