Non-Medical Prescribing For Podiatrists, Certificate | University of Derby | Buxton, United Kingdom
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Non-Medical Prescribing For Podiatrists

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This module enables Podiatrists to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to practice as independent prescribers, and to meet the standards set by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).University of Derby offers the Non-Medical Prescribing For Podiatrists programme. 


Key facts

This course is for practitioners who are registered as a podiatrist and in good standing with the Health Care Professions Council. Applicants must be working at an advanced practice level with appropriate post-registration patient-orientated experience, in a relevant practice setting and an identified area in which to develop independent prescribing practice.Prescribing by a range of professionals has developed over a number of years, enabling improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of health care provision. The post-graduate practice certificates in non-medical prescribing have been developed to meet the growing demand for prescribing courses nationally and locally.

University of Derby's Non-Medical Prescribing For Podiatrists programme will teach you more about this topic. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Select and evaluate sources of information and apply masterful knowledge of pharmacology to promote informed choice and safe, appropriate, cost-effective prescribing practice.
  • Judiciously apply clinical assessment, consultation, investigation and communication skills to guide the diagnosis, shared decision-making, treatment planning, accurate advice and safety-netting for people in your care.
  • Evaluate key professional, ethical, legal and governance principles in relation to roles, team working, continuing development, public health and influences on prescribing practice

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40 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Be registered with the HCPC in one of the relevant allied health professions.
  • Be professionally practising in an environment where there is an identified need for the individual to regularly use independent/supplementary prescribing
  • Be able to demonstrate support from their employer/sponsor including confirmation that the entrant will have appropriate supervised practise in the clinical area in which they are expected to prescribe
  • Be able to demonstrate medicines and clinical governance arrangements are in place to support safe and effective supplementary/independent prescribing
  • Have normally at least 3 years relevant post-qualification experience in the clinical area in which they will be prescribing.
  • Be working at an advanced practitioner or equivalent level.

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