This module is aimed at practising healthcare professionals who are working as prescribers (supplementary or independent) who can underpin their workplace-based prescribing practice with a professional portfolio of evidence. The portfolio will support practitioners to reflect on their experiences by mapping evidence to the Competency Framework for all Prescribers. Practitioners can choose to map their learning to a second, national or international, professional framework to support their practice and/or revalidation.
This 20-credit module will support practitioners to critically reflect on their prescribing-related experiences and workplace-based learning. For newly qualified prescribers who have not yet written a prescription, this module can support the transition from healthcare professional to prescribing healthcare professional by supporting continuing professional development and workplace-based learning. Each practitioner will be assigned an academic tutor who will agree the focus and approach to assessment to meet individual learning needs.
Practitioners will collate a portfolio of learning based largely on their day-to-day workplace-based learning. The module can be studied stand-alone, at level 6 or level 7, or as part of the MSc in Advancing Healthcare Practice. A significant proportion of the module is workplace-based learning and practitioners are required to be working at an approved workplace which allows them the opportunities to document their progress.