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Practice Certificate

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Domestic course fees
GBP 1800 per total

How you will study
part-time, distance

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About Independent Prescribing - Full Course at Faculty of Science, University of Strathclyde

Why this course?

We're accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) to provide courses in independent prescribing (IP).

Successful completion of this course will result in the award of a Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing.

The course of study involves:

  • pre-residential course activity
  • distance learning material
  • two residential periods
  • a period of learning in practice, under the supervision of a designated medical practitioner.

You'll be awarded 30 ScotCat credits on completion of the course.

What you'll study

  • therapeutics from a choice of cardiovascular, respiratory disease, diabetes, substance misuse and renal medicine
  • communicating with patients & colleagues
  • prescribing & public health
  • care planning
You'll also undertake a Period of Learning in Practice (PLP). The aim is to provide you with opportunities to develop competencies in prescribing. This period focuses on the patient group(s) in which you'll be expecting to prescribe.

Course dates

March 2018

Residential dates 

  • 4 to 8 June
  • 30 August 

June 2018

  • 4 to 8 September
  • 28 or 29 November (to be confirmed)

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Notes about fees for this course

Fees & funding

The cost of the course is £1,800.

Applications for funding can be made through NHS Education for Scotland (NES). Those who are not being funded by NES should contact the course organiser directly before completing the applications form.

A full refund (less a £50 administration charge) will be given if a cancellation request is received more than seven days before commencement of a course.

No refunds for cancellations received within seven days will be given unless in exceptional circumstances.

No refunds will be given after the commencement of a course.

Transfer to another course may be considered subject to availability. If you have to withdraw after the commencement of a course on medical grounds, a medical certificate must be provided. Upon receipt of this, a transfer or refund will be issued.

Please note

The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

All pharmacists must meet the following requirements:

Certificate award

Successful completion of the course will result in the award of a Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing.

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