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Non-Medical Prescribing Program
Non-Medical Prescribing Program
Non-Medical Prescribing Program

Non-Medical Prescribing Program

  • ID:UNIC440214
  • Level:Doctoral Degree (Phd, M.D., ...)
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • You will need to have been registered with the HCPC or NMC for at least three years and have at least one year of experience working in the area of practice that you want to independently prescribe within, in order to be eligible for this course.
  • You will also need to have the ability to study at level 6 or 7, and, as such, you must provide evidence of recent academic study within your application for the course.
  • If you haven’t been in formal education for some time you may be asked to undertake a pre-enrolment assignment to provide evidence of being able to study at your chosen level.
  • It is a requirement that a recent DBS check (within last two years) must have been undertaken before prospective students can be accepted onto the course.

English requirement

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)

Course Information



This module will enable Nurses, Midwives and AHPs to demonstrate safe prescribing practice within their own specialty. On successful completion, successful students will gain academic accreditation and advanced skills required to prescribe safely in line with current professional regulations and thus, will be eligible to record the qualification of Independent and Supplementary Prescriber with the NMC or HCPC. Furthermore, you can also either use this qualification as a stand-alone double module or continue your studies by using the 40 credit points towards a Masters qualification at The University of Northampton.

  1. The Nonmedical Prescriber qualification enables practitioners, working within their professional scope of practice, to legally prescribe licensed and unlicensed medications within the British National Formulary (BNF). This is in line with current legislation, employment policy and professional standards.
  2. The Supplementary Prescribing component of the course enables qualified practitioners to prescribe in partnership with an Independent Prescriber and the patient in accordance with a formal clinical management plan that is patient specific.

Teaching approaches are varied and include lectures, tutorials, group work, enquiry based learning and blogging, reflection, case presentation, experiential learning and interactive lectures from University lecturers, clinicians and practicing non-medical prescribers.

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Pre Courses

You may be required to complete an English Language course or Foundation program before being able to enrol on to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program.

  • Pre-sessional English Program (PEP)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Careers in healthcare
  • Further postgraduate study

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