Independent Prescribing - Conversion Course (Practice Certificate)

Faculty of Science, University of Strathclyde

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The award
Practice Certificate

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Domestic course fees
GBP 300 per total

How you will study
part-time

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About Independent Prescribing - Conversion 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).

This course comprises two days of University-based training and a period of learning in practice of a minimum of two days.

What you'll study

You'll look at areas such as:

  • clinical (risk) assessment of patients
  • legal & ethical aspects of prescribing independently
  • professional judgement & responsibility

After the University-based training you'll start a period of learning in practice. This gives you the opportunity to develop the appropriate clinical skills required to meet the learning outcomes for independent prescribing

Course dates

March 2017

Residential dates 

  • 6, 7 May (both half-days)
  • 30 August

June 2017

Residential dates 

  • 5, 6 September (both half-days)
  • 29 November

Key facts

  • Study mode and duration:
    Part-time - one day of University based training and a period of learning in practice of a minimum of two days
  • Application deadline: Applications for March 2017 course close 1 February 2017; application for June 2017 closes 1 May 2017
  • Accreditation: We're accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council to provide courses in independent prescribing

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Notes about fees for this course

Fees & funding

The cost of the course is £300.

Applications for funding should be made through NHS Education for Scotland (NES). Those wishing to self-fund 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 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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