The programme aims to:
The module can be completed as a single credit-based module.
Study method: Stand-alone modules
You must meet the following requirements:
In addition, a written statement from the employer is required to confirm that:
If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your proficiency (minimum IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL: Listening 23, Reading 23, Speaking 23, Writing 23).
The content meets the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Health Professions Council.
The learning outcomes (LO) for the programme have been determined by NMC Standards of Proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribers (NMC 2006) and Standard 5 states that the minimum academic level of the programme should be no less than first degree level, academic SCQF level 9. Students can also undertake the module at SCQF Level 11 where there are the same learning outcomes, as stipulated by the NMC (2006), plus two additional outcomes to ensure articulation with SCQF Level 11 learning and assessment.
The NMC (2006) learning outcomes have also been mapped against the objectives determined in the Outline Curriculum for Training Programmes to prepare Allied Health Professionals as Supplementary Prescribers (DoH 2004) and the HPC Standards of Education and Training (SETS) (HPC 2009). The NMC (2006) Standards set out ten learning outcomes that must be stipulated in all programmes (NMC 2006: Standard 9). However in 2007 the NMC Circular 22/2007, Prescribing for children and young people, stipulated actions to strengthen the Standards and articulated that prescribing programmes must incorporate an additional leaning outcome related to this circular (NMC 2007c).
On completion of this programme the student will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
The programme is divided into five distinct units. These is intrinsically linked by the nature of the subject material. Outlined below is the broad content of each unit.
The programme is delivered twice a year with intakes in September and January.
The programme consists of 26 days of theoretical input with an additional 12 days of supervised learning in practice (78 hours). A blended learning approach is adopted for the theoretical delivery using a mixture of face-to-face teaching and online learning. The equivalent of 18 days will be delivered by distance learning, using the University’s virtual learning platform Canvas.
In addition, students attend 8 face-to-face taught days on campus. The programme commences with 4 days of taught material on campus, this includes orientation to Canvas.
Much of the taught component is spent with clinical pharmacists. Further topics for study during the taught component are patient assessment, consultation styles, decision-making and concordant approaches to diagnosis and planning of care, external influences on prescribing and medicines management.
The taught component is delivered using a variety of teaching methods including lectures, discussions, seminars and self-directed group work. All material taught during the face to face days is available on Canvas.
There are four areas of assessment:
You must pass all the elements of assessment for successful completion of the programme.
Introduction Days 4 days TBC
Middle Days 4 days TBC
Exam on Campus TBC
All modules can be linked to specific professional capability/competency frameworks within your practice area.
You are encouraged to view your participation within the Masters of Advanced Practice programme as a means of supporting your professional development plans (PDP) and career progression.
This module may be completed as a single credit-based module. Alternatively you can use it as credit towards the MSc in Advanced Practice.
Modules will be offered subject to demand and need to meet a minimum class size of eight students.