Non-Medical Prescribing 30 Credits Level 9 or 30 Credits Level 11; ECTS points 15

1. Overview

To prepare non-medical health professionals to prescribe within the legislation relevant to their profession.

It is aimed at experienced practitioners who wish to enhance their advanced practice by prescribing according to relevant professional standards.

2. What you will study

  • Holistic consultation through analysis of consultation models and assessment tools.
  • Pharmacology; pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs.
  • Critiquing evidence base practice to inform decision making.
  • Non-medical prescribing influences on practice.
  • Prescribing within a team context.

3. How you will learn

The module is delivered using a blend of face to face teaching (5 single study days) and online materials (including online chat, virtual classroom and discussion forums). In addition, students will engage with directed and self-directed learning activities supported by the module team.

4. Entry Requirements

  • Valid registration with the Health and Care Professions Council or the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • Nurse/midwives and relevant allied health professionals are required to have a minimum of three years relevant post registration experience and have been in the clinical field in which they intend to prescribe from for at least one year preceding application.
  • Demonstrate an ability to study at degree level for level 9 and honours level for level 11. Written approval from the employer that requirements of the local prescribing clinical governance infrastructure are fulfilled.
  • Written confirmation from a designated prescribing assessor who meets the criteria outlined by the National Prescribing Centre.

5. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2017/2018

All Students

  • £1010 .

For Academic Year 2015/2016

All Students

  • £1010 .

For Academic Year 2014/2015

All Students

  • £980 .

For Academic Year 2013/2014

All Students

  • £950 .

For Academic Year 2012/2013

All Students

  • £950 for the course


Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages


6. How to apply

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30 Credits Level 9 or 30 Credits Level 11; ECTS points 15

Start Date

September and March

Course Length

24 Weeks

Mode of Attendance

Blended Learning / 8 Study Days

Academic School
School of Nursing and Midwifery
More Information:
Rachel Unwin Lecturer, Adult Nursing
+44 (0)1224 26 2953
Accredited By
Health and Care Professions Council Nursing and Midwifery Council