This 20 credit module is for physiotherapists or podiatrists who are already supplementary prescribers and wish to become independent prescribers and can be taken at degree or masters level.
The module at both levels will continue to develop the theoretical, analytical and clinical principles of prescribing within a sound framework for history taking, diagnosis, problem solving, accountability and the development of an analytical evidenced based rationale for prescribing actions. It will enable your on-going professional development as an independent prescriber taking into account the wider influences of prescribing practice. You will also learn to apply the principles of prescribing in order to prescribe safely, effectively and cost-effectively within the scope of your practice.
Successful completion will lead to the independent prescribing annotation on the Health and Care Professions Council register. Find out more about the HCPC standards for non-medical prescribing on the HCPC website.