About the course
The course is for all practising pharmacists registered with the GPhC who have a minimum of two years’ patient- orientated experience following their pre-registration year. and have an identified clinical area in which to develop prescribing skills.
Evidence of up-to-date clinical, pharmacological and pharmaceutical knowledge in this area and continuing professional development is required together with a Doctor willing to support and assess you in supervised practice. Current Disclosure and Barring Services clearance by your employer is also necessary.
The Non-medical prescribing for pharmacist course provides opportunities to develop and demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in prescribing practice through independent reasoned thought, systematic enquiry, reflection and evaluation.
The course covers the following topics Include:
- Systematic approaches to assessment and diagnosis
- Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics
- Factors that influence prescribing practice and patients’ use of medication
- Evidence based sources of information
- Legal, professional and ethical issues associated with the role
The assessment consists of:
- Practice Portfolio demonstrating achievement of required practice learning hours and professional competencies
- Numeracy assessment
- Prescribing analysis
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