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Brayford Pool

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Validated

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Course Code

PREPREUI

UG Credit Practice Certificate in Independent/Supplementary Prescriber Preparation

Please note, the next intake will be in September 2021 and applications will open in summer 2021.

Key Information

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

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Course Code

PREPREUI

David Cann  - Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer

David Cann - Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer

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Welcome to UG Credit Practice Certificate in Independent/Supplementary Prescriber Preparation

Our programme is designed to provide the main theoretical perspectives associated with evidence-based therapeutics, the consultation process including concordance and the legal, ethical, and professional issues associated with the Independent/Supplementary prescribing role.

This course aims to support the application of theoretical knowledge to practice by incorporating a minimum of 90 hours of supervised clinical experience in which students have the opportunity to work alongside, and are assessed, by their Practice Assessor.

In addition, they receive supervision and guidance via a nominated Practice Supervisor who is also an experienced prescriber. The taught components are therefore developed in clinical practice, enabling students to develop their skills including the specific competencies required to prescribe safely, effectively, and appropriately within their own area of professional clinical expertise (RPS, 2016).

This programme is approved by Nursing and Midwifery Council of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland (NMC).

Fees and Scholarships

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

How You Study

This programme is accessed over a six month period. The 60-credit course at level 6 (UG level) comprises two modules:
NUR3052M: Individualised Consultation (30 credit module)
NUR3053M: Prescribing Governance (30 credit module)
By the end of this programme of educational preparation, students must be able to demonstrate achievement against A Competency Framework for all Prescribers (RPS, 2016).

Within the RPS framework, there are ten competencies split into two domains. Within each of the ten competency dimensions there are statements which describe the activity or outcomes prescribers should be able to demonstrate. For all categories of prescriber, the RPS framework applies in full and demonstration of all those competencies contained within it must be achieved in order to pass the programme and apply for annotation as a prescriber with the NMC.

Additionally, it is recognised that nurses and midwives need to apply professionalism to all aspects of their practice in line with The Code (NMC, 2018) and to act in accordance with these alongside the competency framework.

The overall aim of the programme is to ensure that, on completion of this course, the nurse or midwife can practise safely, appropriately and effectively so that, following annotation with the NMC, they can assume full responsibility and accountability for their professional practice as Independent/Supplementary Prescribers.

The composition and delivery of the course includes face to face lectures from academic team members and guest clinicians, academic tutorials, directed and self-directed study, practical workshops and clinical practice experience.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Individualised Consultation 2021-22NUR3052MLevel 62021-22This module is designed to provide a sound underpinning knowledge base in relation to pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. The emphasis is on applied therapeutic interventions, essential for safe, competent prescribing within the students scope of practice and professional competence. This module encompasses the main theoretical perspectives associated with consultation skills and styles, considering patient centred approaches to history taking, and building on pre-existing knowledge and expertise as healthcare professionals. The focus is on effective communications, shared decision making and enhancing safety by promoting the development of meaningful, concordant relationships with patient and carers.CorePrescribing Governance 2021-22NUR3053MLevel 62021-22This module has been designed to support the students understanding and application of legal, ethical, and professional perspectives to inform future prescribing practice. It is the vehicle via which the student will explicitly relate the theoretical perspectives and new learning gained throughout the programme to their own clinical area. The module will support the development of the practice portfolio of evidence to demonstrate achievement of RPS competencies (RPS, 2016). The student will work towards evidencing the achievement of their prescribing competencies (RPS, 2016) in clinical practice, contextualised to their clinical area, supported via a named Practice Supervisor (PS) and Practice Assessor (PA).Core

How you are assessed

The assessment strategy for the Short Course in Prescriber Preparation comprises:
Written in-class tests in therapeutics/pharmacology and drug calculations
Reflective writing and care study (written academic assignments)
Portfolio of evidence to support achievement of competencies (RPS, 2016) within clinical practice.

All assessment elements must be successfully achieved in order to pass each module; no
compensation will be allowed between assessment elements.

Students must achieve a pass mark of 40% with no individual component mark being below 40%.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

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