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PA40256: Introduction to pharmacist prescribing

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Further information on credits Credits: 3
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Model Clinical Management Plan (CW 60%)
  • Reflective Commentary (CW 40%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take PA30243
After taking this module you must take PA40041
Further information on descriptions 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.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA40256 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.