Applications for January 2019 are now closed.
Deadline for September 2019 entry: 28 February 2019.
Deadline for January 2020 entry: 30 June 2019.
This blended learning module will:
- Prepare pharmacists to prescribe as independent and supplementary prescribers
- Enable successful students to record their prescribing qualification with the General Pharmaceutical Council
- Enable pharmacists to study alongside other healthcare professionals to enhance their knowledge and clinical skills
- Enable pharmacists to gain critical awareness of contemporary issues in order to become safe, competent and effective prescribers, within current legal and professional guidelines
It consists of:
- 8 taught days
- e-learning modules equivalent to 8 taught days
- 10 days individualised guided study
- 12 x 7.5 hour days (90 hours) supervised clinical practice
Learning opportunities are facilitated by a wide range of experienced healthcare professionals including pharmacists, nurses, doctors, physiotherapists and radiographers. Our course has been commended by past students for the excellent tutor support.
January 2019 intake:
- 21-22 January
- 11 February
- 14 February
- 11-12 March
- 14 March (Optional mock OSCE)
- 8-9 April
- 13 May (MCQ Exam and submission)
- 16 May (examination)
Applicants for this module should hold professional registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
In addition pharmacists should have a minimum of two years' general experience and 1 year's experience in the field they wish to prescribe in.
All applicants should demonstrate clinical competency in the area of practice in which they intend to prescribe and have support from their employing organisation.
Applicants must also have support from a Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP), who will provide supervised practice opportunities. The DMP will be a GP, consultant or registrar.
Applicants are required to provide a current DBS (formerly CRB) check, to demonstrate involvement in continuing professional development and the ability to study at an appropriate level.
What you will study
This module is provided as part of this interdisciplinary Framework within the Faculty of Health Studies. The Framework enables students to create an individualised programme of study that will meet either their needs and/or the employers’ needs for a changing diverse workforce within a modern organisation.
Pharmacist students may also choose to do this module as a stand alone module, or as part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy (Community or Secondary Care) run by the School of Pharmacy.
Fees, finance and scholarships
2019/20 Standard part-time undergraduate health module:
- 10 credits: £770
- 20 credits: £1,540
- 30 credits: £2,310
- 40 credits: £3,080
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
It’s an exciting time for pharmacists with many opportunities for new roles opening up.
A prescribing qualification can be an important next step in your career development. Pharmacist prescribers are working in a variety of settings including anticoagulant clinics, GP surgeries, A&E Departments and admissions wards.
A 2016 report by the General Pharmaceutical Council found that pharmacist prescribers felt empowered by their new role and that it was a source of great personal satisfaction (General Pharmaceutical Council (2016). Prescribers Survey Report. London.). The University of Bradford has been successfully teaching pharmacist prescribers since 2007 enabling them to extend their roles in specialities ranging from cancer care to mental health to minor ailment clinics.