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CIPPET offers educational training modules to prepare supplementary prescribing pharmacists to practise as both independent and supplementary prescribers and to meet the standards set by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

The two short courses we currently offer are:

Independent Prescribing Conversion Programme for Pharmacists

Part Time: 3 months | Start dates: January, May or September 2020

We offer an independent prescriber conversion course for pharmacists already working as supplementary prescribers. The programme comprises teaching and learning, which include taught days, self-directed study time, assessment and workplace-based learning (the 15 hours of learning in practice).

Pharmacists studying the programme will be assessed at level 7, the programme does not award any academic credits.

Applicants can choose between studying on a weekday (Thursdays), or on a weekend for those who want a more flexible study arrangement. Applicants must attend one study day at the University, the remaining teaching and assessment is then completed via distance learning.

 The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) will be withdrawing the option for the University to offer this programme during 2020. If you have not converted your qualification by May 2020 you should contact the prescribing conversion programme admissions tutor to discuss your case and how the University could support you to gain an independent prescribing qualification.

This module enables pharmacist supplementary prescribers to practise and develop as independent prescribers and to meet the standards set by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), which will enable them to apply for annotation to the register to practise as independent prescribers.

Careers

Our programmes are focused on developing your professional competence and confidence. Network with other healthcare professionals from a range of employers and sectors to help identify future career options. We also offer a Certificate in Advanced History Taking and Clinical Assessment which can be studied before or after the prescribing programme. 

We can offer advice to help you meet your professional regulator revalidation requirements and/or leadership body credentialing processes and support you in building a personal learning plan to enhance your career prospects.

How to apply?

To apply for the Independent Prescribing Conversion Programme for Pharmacists, please contact cippet@reading.ac.uk to discuss the entry requirements, fees and the application process.

Certificate in Advanced History Taking and Clinical Assessment

Part Time: 3 months | Start dates: January 2020

This module is aimed at practising healthcare professionals who are in roles requiring, or that will require, advanced skills in history taking and physical assessment of patients.

Through academic study days and workplace-based learning students will be supported to develop skills in analysing, evaluating and recording information in relation to enhanced patient care roles. This module is particularly suited for students who are working, or planning a role as, an independent prescriber.

This 20 credit module will focus on supporting practitioners to apply a range of clinical and scientific knowledge to assess, diagnose and propose treatment plans for common disease states of the major body systems. The workshops will focus on history taking, consultation skills, therapeutics and physical examination for ENT, respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, abdominal and musculoskeletal conditions. There will the opportunity for optional venepuncture training.

Students who are uncomfortable with physical contact should contact the admissions tutor to discuss the module requirements prior to enrolling.

Upcoming cohort enrolment options - Spring term: January 2020

  • Applications for this cohort are now open.
  • Deadline for applications: 17:00, 9 December 2019.
  • Enrolment will take place during the end of December.
  • The programme will start on 8 January 2020.
  • Timetable: there will be eight study days all on Wednesdays over the three months, with one assessment day.

Careers

Our programmes are based on developing your professional competence and confidence. Network with other healthcare professionals from a range of employers and sectors to identify future career options. The academic credits from this programme can also be used towards our MSc in Advancing Healthcare Practice programme.

This module can also be studied before or after the prescribing programmes to support advanced practice.

We can offer advice to help you meet your professional regulator revalidation requirements and/or leadership body credentialing processes and support you in building a personal learning plan to enhance your career prospects.

How to apply?

To apply for the Certificate in Advanced History Taking and Clinical Assessment module, please contact cippet@reading.ac.uk to discuss the entry requirements, fees and the application process.

 

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