Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05
This course focuses on prescribing governance and the professional aspects of prescribing practice along with the advanced clinical skills required to be a competent independent/ supplementary prescriber.
This course constitutes one part of the SCQF 11 Independent and Supplementary Prescribing Programme. Those students who wish to register with their governing body as Independent and/or Supplementary Prescribers will have to successfully complete this course together with the course- Applied Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Clinical skills for Prescribing.
A prerequisite for undertaking this course is the successful completion of both Fundamentals of clinical method and decision making (I) and Fundamentals of clinical method and decision making (II) courses or equivalent.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The aim of this course is to allow healthcare practitioners working in advanced and autonomous roles to expand their knowledge of prescribing governance, the professional aspects of prescribing and the prescribing in the wider context. They will apply this knowledge in the clinical domain enhancing their ability to assess and manage patients presenting with acute and/or complex long term health problems.
The outcomes of this course are mapped to the current guidance from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the document “A Competency Framework for all Prescribers” produced by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
RA – Medication Error (20%)
Professionalism & Identity Essay (20%)
Alternative Resit Assessment
Resit of any failed item
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Apply||Demonstrate (3) an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the legal, ethical and professional issues and frameworks which govern practice as an independent/ supplemental prescriber.|
|Factual||Apply||Demonstrate (3) an ability to work proactively with other members of the team involved in prescribing, supplying and administering medicines in order to maintain prescribing safety and cost effectiven|
|Conceptual||Analyse||Critically (5) reflect on your own and others prescribing practice and gain an understanding of the causes of prescribing error|
|Factual||Apply||Demonstrate (3) an extensive knowledge of drug actions, interactions and adverse reactions. Critically apply this knowledge to the development of individual clinical/ medicines management plan|
|Conceptual||Analyse||Analyse (4) the influences on prescribing practice including the diverse and complex sources of information/advice and decision support and apply this to an evidenced based approach to prescribing pra|