Faculty of Health Sciences

Medicines Management

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

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What you'll study

The NHS loses £4 billion annually because of wasted medication and poor medicine management, with only 16% of patients taking their medication correctly (Healthera 2016).

NHS England state that our patients depend on medicines to help them maintain health, prevent illness, manage chronic conditions and treat disease. Medicines play a significant part in the management of patients, and are a precious resource that are often taken for granted. Patients need to know how to take their medication correctly and safely, in order to get the best results, which means their conditions and health can be managed more effectively

This module embraces NHS England’s vision for collaborative working in order to change the way we think about medicines and prescribing for patients. You will gain further insights into drug development in order to acquire a wider appreciation of what medicines are and the processes involved from drug development to drug marketing, to the patients who take them.

Knowledge of the potential dangers of drugs, side effects, their management and medicines optimisation that is transferable to practice, will enhance patient safety across all sectors of healthcare provision.


Completion of a workbook and a written reflection. 

Starts in: Duration:
May 12 weeks (1 semester)

This module is delivered on Wednesday mornings on campus.

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

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Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from ‘bite-size’ taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

Students who are studying on the Associate Practitioner programme, Nursing Associates, Nursing Apprentices or students who have a relevant healthcare background.

Fees and funding

Home/EU: £1,540 (per 20 credit module)

International: Please contact 

Funding may be available through your employer.