Choosing a prescribing module

The Faculty of Health and Human Sciences offers a range of flexible prescribing modules at degree and masters level, tailored to meeting professional body standards (i.e. Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)) as well as local workforce development needs. The modules can be accessed as standalone modules or can be used as part of a degree or masters programme.

Prescribing modules are delivered by an experienced teaching team with expertise in prescribing, from wide multi-disciplinary professional backgrounds including acute and primary care nursing, and pharmacy. To ensure appropriate support, you will be linked to a discipline-specific personal tutor. Delivery is according to demand across the whole of the South West Peninsula, meeting workforce development needs and geographical challenges.

Nursing and Midwifery Council approved modules

Non-medical prescribing: independent and supplementary prescribing for nurses and midwives

Successful completion will lead to annotation on the NMC’s register as Nurse/Midwife Independent and Supplementary Prescriber (V300)

Non-medical prescribing: prescribing from the community practitioners formulary for nurses and midwives without a specialist practice qualification

Successful completion will lead to annotation on the NMC’s register as community practitioner nurse prescriber (without SPQ or SCPHN) (V150)

Health and Care Professions Council approved modules

Supplementary prescribing

Successful completion will lead to annotation on the Health and Care Professions Council’s register as supplementary prescriber

Non-medical prescribing: independent and supplementary prescribing for designated allied health professionals (physiotherapists and podiatrists)

A module enabling practising physiotherapists and podiatrists who need to prescribe as part of clinical practice to prescribe safely and effectively

Non-medical prescribing: supplementary to independent prescribing conversion for designated allied health professionals (physiotherapists and podiatrists)

A module for existing physiotherapist or podiatrist supplementary prescribers who wish to become independent prescribers