What you will study
This module provides you with a critical understanding of the necessary clinical and practical aspects of prescribing in your area of practice. The academic grounding is accompanied by important practice-based learning allowing you to gain and demonstrate appropriate knowledge of the underpinning applied pharmacology. Group sessions will provide you with a sound understanding of the legal and ethical implications of prescribing.
The module has been developed in partnership with the Institute of Clinical Science and Technology which uses a state-of-the-art creative teaching and learning experience. Vibrant and diverse learning materials and activities are brought together, bringing an exciting and innovative approach to non-medical prescribing whilst allowing you to control both the pace and direction of your own learning.
To facilitate this learning the timetable includes: video presentations, research materials, interactive sessions and flipped learning. Flipped learning is where students are introduced to the learning material before they study it in a formal learning session with their tutor. This is used to deepen and extend current understanding through discussion with peers and problem-solving activities often using case studies.
The teaching and learning elements are presented over an equivalent of 26 days. Four of these are campus days1. Two campus days will be delivered online and two will be delivered face-to-face on the Milton Keynes campus (an online alternative will take place if we're unable to deliver the face-to-face campus days) which allow for developing consultation techniques and acquiring clinical skills. Satisfactory attendance is required to gain credit for this module.
1Previously this module description stated an online alternative was available alongside the four face-to-face activities. This description was updated on 17 June 2022 to clarify that online activities would only be offered if face-to-face activities were unable to go ahead.
You will learn
You'll be inspired to develop best academic practice; learning sets will cultivate an ethos of excellence and support. You'll also be encouraged to develop research skills, evaluate evidence directly and to expand your professional skills, attitudes, confidence and resilience through interdisciplinary and professional interaction.
The integration of knowledge, clinical skill and practice will be developed in your practice-based learning experience under the guidance of your Practice Supervisors and Practice Assessor.