You will be directed through specific course assignments to engage with interprofessional learning activities; supporting your wider understanding of, and integration into, the healthcare team.
This course has two intakes a year. The next intake will be February 2021.
Uses Bath’s blended-learning style of delivery: you will attend a series of face to face workshops, and have your learning at distance supported by our highly experienced educators via our Virtual Learning Environment.
This course is GPhC accredited: successful completion will allow you to apply for annotation as Independent Prescriber on the General Pharmaceutical Council register.
Leads to the award of 30 academic credits (CATS credits), which can be used to contribute to a range of academic awards with us including Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc.
You will nominate a clinical area in which you'll train as an Independent Prescriber for the duration of the course. You must have existing expertise within this clinical area.
Workshop dates: February 2021 start
The Independent Prescribing course takes place over six months and you'll attend a series of mandatory workshops.
- Workshop days 1 & 2: 24 & 25 February 2021
- Workshop days 3 & 4 : 17 & 18 March 2021
- Workshop day 5: 28 April 2021
- Workshop day 6: 26 May 2021
- Workshop day 7: 16 June 2021
- Workshop days 8 & 9: 14 & 15 July 2021 (tbc)
We have successfully moved our teaching online in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and will proceed to deliver the programme remotely for the time being. We do not yet know if and when it will be possible to return to in-person teaching but we will keep you informed with as much notice as possible.
We are confident the quality of the tuition you will receive has not been compromised, and in some cases the move to remote delivery has allowed us to secure expert speakers who would not have been able to deliver sessions at an in-person workshop. We would like to remind you that the workshops are a very valuable element of the course and attendance is compulsory, whether they are delivered in-person or remotely. Please check the dates of workshops carefully, well in advance and share them with your workplace, to ensure you are able to attend. If you have any queries, including questions about the IT access required, please do contact a member of the team via the contact details at the bottom of this page and we can arrange a discussion to help resolve any issues.