For module start dates, view the 2023-24 Module Calendar (.docx)
This module equips eligible registered health professionals with the required knowledge, skills, competencies and attitudes to safely and effectively assess, prescribe and review medications as independent and supplementary prescribers.
Working in partnership with service users, supervisors and assessors, participants on the module will engage in reflective, competent, collaborative and person-centred prescribing practices in accordance with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Competency Framework for Prescribers.
By the end of the module the participant will be able to:
- Undertake a comprehensive clinical history, including medications history and a review of current medications (including over the counter (OTC), complementary and alternative therapies) to inform diagnosis (RPS Competency 1, 5, 7).
- Recognise the wide range of contextual, legal, social and individual factors that must be considered when engaging in clinical reasoning and making decisions as an accountable and responsible prescriber (RPS Competency 1, 2, 3, 7, 8).
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge of pharmacological interventions and apply this knowledge systematically in assessment, prescribing, dosage calculations, monitoring and medication reviewing practices (RPS 1, 2, 4, 6).
- Demonstrate a consistently safe, person-centred and ethical approach to prescribing practices and dosage calculations, reviewing organisational practices and systems related to prescribing (RPS 2, 4, 5, 6, 7).
- Analyse and evaluate own performance as independent and supplementary prescribers, and the performance of other practitioners, utilising and contributing to strategies that offer feedback and development, such as clinical supervision and reflective practice (RPS 8, 9, 10).
- Demonstrate collaborative practice and shared decision-making with service users and the interprofessional teams, clearly articulating the roles and responsibilities of others involved in prescribing, supplying and administering medications (RPS 3, 5, 9, 10).
Accreditation and professional recognition
The module has been fully co-produced with service users, students, practice partners and employers and reviewed following publication of NMC Standards for Prescribing programmes (2019) and HCPC Standards for prescribing (2019).
As with other NMC-approved programmes, the process of Supervision and Assessment has been fully aligned to the NMC Standards of Student Supervision and Assessment (SSSA).
The co-production process and publication of external standards has led to modifications in learning outcomes and selected content, mapping to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) Competency Framework, as well as minor updates to the practice-based assessment strategy.