Preparing for Prescribing (P4P)

Get yourself ready for prescribing with our new CPD courses

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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.

Online courses available now: Numeracy (eCourse) or Pharmacology (eCourse).

Available from September 2019: Clinical Consultation, Assessment and Diagnosis (5-day module)

Take one, two or all three!

P4P Options

Clinical Consultation, Assessment and Diagnosis (CCAD)

This new 20 credit module is part of the Medway School of Pharmacy (MSoP) suite of short courses which helps prepare students for the independent/supplementary prescribing programme or can be taken once students have completed their IP qualification. It is open to pharmacists, nurses, paramedics, dietitians, radiographers and physiotherapists. It is especially relevant for community and primary care pharmacists who would like to access the content of the clinically enhanced module that we have available for hospital, mental health and community trust pharmacists on the Clinically Enhanced Prescribing programme.

Study day dates:

Autumn

Spring

Study Days
 
Wednesday 28 August 2019 Wednesday 8 January 2020
Thursday 29 August 2019 Thursday 9 January 2020
Wednesday 11 September 2019 Wednesday 29 January 2020
Thursday 12 September 2019 Thursday 30 January 2020
Thursday 10 October 2019 Thursday 27 February 2020
Assessments
 
Tuesday 19 November 2019 Thursday 9 April 2020

Course fee: £1,200

Numeracy for Prescribing Practice

This 5-credit 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

3) Concentrations

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.

Basic Pharmacology for Prescribing Practice

This 5-credit short online course covers some of the basics which underpin the pharmacology of drugs. Students work through a series of six modules

Pharmacokinetics
1. Principles of drug absorption
2. Principles of drug distribution
3. Principles of drug metabolism
4. Principles of drug elimination

Pharmacodynamics
5. Pharmacodynamics

Moving beyond the basics
6. Moving beyond the basics

A series of pre-recorded study sessions guide you through 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

1 - University of Greenwich online application form

To gain academic credits please apply here. The modules are part of the Associate Postgraduate Student (Pharmacy) programme.

2 - Kent Online Store:

Pharmacology and Numeracy only: if you are not interested in the credits and just want to learn in order to prepare then please apply via the Kent Online Store.

* Not ready yet? express your interest here for a later date and we will keep in touch via email.

 

Developing Your Prescribing Scope of Practice (MOOC)

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.

* Express your interest here 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.

 

Tel: +44 (0) 1634 202935
Fax: +44 (0) 1634 883927

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Last Updated 12/04/2019