Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04
This course focuses on the clinical pharmacology and therapeutics together with related science knowledge and clinical skills required for safe and effective advanced practice in medicines management and prescribing.
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 Prescribing in Practice course.
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||First 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 pharmacology, therapeutics and related clinical sciences. 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 document “A Competency Framework for all Prescribers” produced by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the current guidance from the NMC.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
|Assessment Weeks||45||Feedback Weeks||47|
Will be provided within the standard period as set out by the University for the written exam
|Assessment Weeks||49||Feedback Weeks||49|
There will be immediate feedback on the summative work based assessments.
|Assessment Weeks||48||Feedback Weeks||48|
There will be immediate feedback on the summative work based assessments - this feedback will focus on consultation skills.
|Assessment Weeks||42||Feedback Weeks||50|
Students will receive regular and ongoing feedback on the development and progress of their personal formulary and prescribing logbook.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Evaluate||Evaluate critically the effectiveness of drug actions and demonstrate expertise in applying this knowledge to prescribing practice and/or medicines management|
|Conceptual||Apply||Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of pharmacology and related clinical sciences and apply this to your assessment and management of patients/clients|
|Conceptual||Analyse||Appraise comprehensively sources of information, advice and decision support in medicines management and/or prescribing practice to enable synthesis of new frameworks for working.|
|Reflection||Create||Consider strategies that build, develop and maintain concordant partnerships that enhance adherence, medicines management and patient/client care, and show originality in identifying how these can be|