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Cert (PC) Prescribing for Pharmacists

Academic Year 2016/17

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

Cert (PC) Prescribing for Pharmacists

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Postgraduate Certificate

Programme Code

PMY-PC-PP

UCAS Code

JACS Code

B230 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

Normally only open to registered pharmacists in the UK.
Primary degree in pharmacy and registration with the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI), General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) or equivalent.

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Part Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

60

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Pharmacy

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Accreditations (PSRB)

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Dr James Desborough

University of East Anglia

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

N/A

Programme Specific Regulations

Students must have an agreement in place with a medical practitioner to act as their Designated Medical Practitioner during the twelve days learning in practice (PMY7058).

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

On successful completion, students are eligible to register as an Independent Prescriber (IP) with the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland and/or the General Pharmaceutical Council.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Recognise, evaluate and respond to influences on prescribing at individual, local and national levels

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students learn the relevant theory in the taught modules and learn to apply the theory in the workshop components and the practice-based training component.

Methods of Assessment

Portfolio
Written coursework
Online testing

Apply analytical, judgemental and interpretational skills when making decisions in complex situations

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students learn the relevant theory in the taught modules and learn to apply the theory in the workshop components and the practice-based training component.

Methods of Assessment

Portfolio
Written coursework
Online testing

Demonstrate the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are required to learn in an independent manner throughout

Methods of Assessment

Written coursework
Online testing

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Demonstrate effective consultation and decision-making skills

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students attend clinical skills workshops and participate in 12 days of practice-based training with their Designated Medical Practitioner

Methods of Assessment

Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

Manage their time effectively

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The taught modules utilise a distance-learning format whereby students are required to plan and implement their own learning schedule

Methods of Assessment

Portfolio
Written coursework

Learn in an independent manner

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The taught modules utilise a distance-learning format whereby students are required to plan and implement their own learning schedule

Methods of Assessment

Portfolio
Written coursework

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Discuss the therapeutic options and strategies available for the management of the disease in which the student intends to prescribe

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Online resources and self-directed learning

Methods of Assessment

Written coursework
Online testing

Discuss the influences on and psychology of prescribing in a public health context

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students learn the relevant theory in the taught modules and learn to apply the theory in the workshop components and the practice-based training component

Methods of Assessment

Written coursework

Discuss the legal, policy, professional and ethical aspects of prescribing

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students learn the relevant theory in the taught modules and learn to apply the theory in the workshop components and the practice-based training component.

Methods of Assessment

Written coursework

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Make prescribing decisions based on interpretation of monitoring parameters and knowledge of the disease state of the patient

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students learn the relevant theory in the taught modules and learn to apply the theory in the workshop components and the practice-based training component

Methods of Assessment

Portfolio
Written coursework

Undertake appropriate physical examination of patients

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students learn the relevant theory in the taught modules and learn to apply the theory in the workshop components and the practice-based training component

Methods of Assessment

Portfolio
Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

Prescribe effectively as a member of the healthcare team

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students learn the relevant theory in the taught modules and learn to apply the theory in the workshop components and the practice-based training component

Methods of Assessment

Portfolio

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Clinical Management Planning

PMY7054

7

10

YES

8 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Prescribing and monitoring treatment

PMY7055

7

10

YES

8 weeks

N

YES

50%

50%

0%

Disease Management

PMY7056

7

10

YES

8 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Professional aspects of prescribing

PMY7057

7

10

YES

8 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Prescribing in Practice

PMY7058

7

20

30 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes