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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course focuses on the clinical pharmacology and related science knowledge along with clinical skills that are required for safe and effective advanced practice in medicines management.

The SCQF level 11 Independent and Supplementary Prescribing Programme comprises of two course of which this is one. Those who wish to register as Independent and/or supplementary prescribers will need to complete the 2nd module of the programme- Prescribing in Practice. On successful completion of the programme practitioners are eligible to register as an Independent and/or Supplementary Prescriber in accordance with current professional standards and regulations.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Jonathan Whitfield

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course will enable healthcare practitioners working in advanced and autonomous clinical roles to expand their knowledge of clinica pharmacology and the related sciences. This knowledge applied in the clinical domain, will enhance your ability to assess and manage patients/clients presenting with acute health problems and/or complex long term conditions. 

(The outcomes for this module incorporate a number of the learning outcomes for both Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals and Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (NMC 2006, HCPC 2013, AHPF 2013) (Appendix 2))

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Written examination (70%), clinical assessments (15%), case-based discussion (15%).

Formative Assessment

Students will develop personal formulary and a prescribing Logbook during their work based learning.


Students will receive regular and ongoing feedback on the development and progress of their personal formulary and prescribing logbook.


Course Learning Outcomes


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