Get yourself ready for prescribing with our three new CPD courses
The P4P short courses have been designed to help pharmacists, nurses and allied health professionals working in all aspects of health care to develop key skills and knowledge in order to prepare them for the non-medical prescribing programme. We have been running our prescribing programme at the Medway School of Pharmacy since 2004 and have qualified over 400 students. We have come to recognise that students from different professions find different elements of the prescribing programme particularly challenging. These P4P short courses are intended to help address these pre-prescribing challenges before applying for the full programme. Choose from Clinical and Consultation Skills (two-day course), Numeracy (eCourse) or Pharmacology (eCourse).
Take one, two or all three!
This two-day course supported by online materials, held at the Medway School of Pharmacy, is aimed at all practitioners who wish to improve their clinical skills and consultation techniques. The course consists of online materials to work through before attending the study days. On the study days themselves students will have the opportunity to undertake discussions and have opportunities to practice their clinical and consultations skills in a simulated environment. A typical outline of the study days is shown below (may be subject to change). Online materials: consultation structure and theory. Starting to develop a template for your consultations
Day 1: Consultations in practice, General history taking, Basic observation and assessment skills
Day 2: Refining your template for consultations, Respiratory and musculoskeletal. Mini-OSCE/assessing your own practice.
Study day dates:
Wednesday 20 February
Thursday 21 February
Course fee: £300
This short online course covers some of the basics which underpin drug calculations. Students work through a series of six modules
1) Basic numerical principles
2) Quantities, units and conversions
4) Dosage calculations
5) Advanced dosing calculations including paediatric dosing and injectables
6) Introduction to basic statistics
Each module includes a series of practice questions to which feedback is given. When students are satisfied with their knowledge and understanding of the concepts of the module they can elect to undertake the end of module test. This test can be repeated until the student is happy with their understanding of the module content. Final assessment is through an overall course test which includes questions from across the six modules. Students will be able to print out a certificate which indicates successful completion of the Numeracy for Prescribing Short Course. Course fee – £120.
This short online course covers some of the basics which underpin the pharmacology of drugs. Students work through a series of six modules
1. Principles of drug absorption
2. Principles of drug distribution
3. Principles of drug metabolism
4. Principles of drug elimination
Moving beyond the basics
6. Moving beyond the basics
Each module includes a series of practice questions to which feedback is given. When students are satisfied with their knowledge and understanding of the concepts of the module they can elect to undertake the end of module test. This test can be repeated until the student is happy with their understanding of the module content. Final assessment is through an overall course test which includes questions from across the six modules. Students will be able to print out a certificate which indicates successful completion of the Pharmacology for Prescribing Short Course. Course fee – £120
TWO WAYS TO APPLY
All three courses are worth 5 postgraduate academic credits each.
To gain academic credits please apply as an Associate Postgraduate Student (Pharmacy) to gain access to the courses:
Not interested in the credits? Then please apply via the Kent Online Store.
Not ready yet? CLICK HERE to express your interest for a later date and we will keep in touch via email.
Developing Your Prescribing Scope of Practice (MOOC) *FREE*
This will be FREE! This will help you to start to explore what you should concentrate on. Which clinical condition are you going to prescribe for? It is essential that you know this and have some experience in the area in which you aim to work before you apply for the full Independent / Supplementary Prescribing programme.
Developing your Prescribing Scope of Practice (MOOC) is still in the planning stages.
CLICK HERE to express your interest and we will email you when the course is ready to run.
Preparing for Prescribing – Medicines Optimisation in Clinical Conditions
In order to be ready for the prescribing programme students need to have a good knowledge of the clinical condition for which they will prescribe. One way to prepare is to undertake a clinical short course from MSoP. These short courses are available as distance learning courses which enable you to work flexibly at your own pace. Courses cover the main clinical areas with a focus on medicines optimisation.