Sheffield Hallam University V300
This module will help improve patients’ access to medicines and in so doing will help to reduce waiting times and delays. This should lead to greater service efficiency and a better patient experience.
This module is also available at Level 7.
Who the module is aimed at
Nurses and Midwives working in advanced practice roles. Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Chiropodists, Radiographers working in advanced practice roles.
Benefits of taking the modules to the individual, the organisation and the patient
The benefits to the student of completing this module are that will allow them to use their skills, knowledge and experience to their full extent for the benefit of patients. Non-medical prescribing is a key qualification needed for anyone wanting to become an advanced practitioner or operate in an advanced practice role. The benefits to patients are improved access to medications, reducing treatment delays and improving the patient experience. For the organisation the benefits are reduced delays and more efficient services for patients
What you learn
This module aims to prepare practitioners as Independent and/or Supplementary Prescribers in accordance with appropriate Professional Regulatory Body (Nursing and Midwifery Council and Health and Care Professions Council) guidance.
General areas covered
- Consultation, decision-making, assessment and review
- Influences on psychology of prescribing
- Prescribing in a team context
- Clinical pharmacology
- Evidenced based practice
- Legal, ethical, aspects of prescribing
- Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills e.g. reflective practice skills
- Advanced assessment / consultation skills
- Prescribing skills
- Critical analysis / synthesis
- Reflective practice skills
Unique or interesting features
Interprofessional education and service user involvement.
This module can qualify nurses and midwives to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as Independent and Supplementary Prescribers. Following legislation in 2013, Allied Health Professionals can also qualify and register with the HCPC as Independent and Supplementary prescribers (Physiotherapists, Podiatrists and Chiropodists). Radiographers who complete the module qualify as Supplementary Prescribers only.