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Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

PA40256: Introduction to pharmacist prescribing

Click here for further information Credits: 3
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 1
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 100%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take PA30243 and After taking this module you must take PA40041
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
To develop knowledge of the theory, legal issues, ethical aspects and influences upon prescribing.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the unit the student will be able to:
1) Demonstrate an understanding of the underlying theory behind supplementary and independent prescribing and those ethical issues which impact upon it. (knowledge and understanding).
2) Critically evaluate influences on prescribing practice at individual, local and national levels.
3) Develop and document a clinical management plan within the context of a prescribing partnership.
4) Appraise the legal and professional framework for accountability and responsibility in relation to supplementary and independent prescribing.
5) Demonstrate self-direction and continue to advance their knowledge and understanding to high levels. (personal transferable skill).


* Planning & organisation (Taught/Facilitated)
* Handling information (Taught/Facilitated)
* Written communication (Taught/Facilitated/Assessed)
* Working with others (Facilitated)
* Scientific & practical skills (Taught/Facilitated/Assessed)
* Improving learning & performance (Taught/Facilitated)
* Information & communication technology (ICT) (Taught/Facilitated/Assessed)
* Problem solving (Taught/Facilitated/Assessed).

Web-based learning materials: Legal aspects of supplementary & independent prescribing, theory of prescribing, ethical aspects of prescribing, influences upon prescribing, clinical management plans- what they are and how to write them.
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PA40256 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
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