Faculty of Health Sciences

Non Medical Prescribing

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

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What you'll study

Applications are now closed for the September 2023 intake.

This module has been developed following the Government's decision to extend prescribing responsibilities to Nurses, Pharmacists and some Allied Health Professional groups.

There are three pathways available on this module depending on your specialism.

Pharmacist Independent Prescribing (available at Level 7)

This module is run as a blended taught version with 10.5 days in the University and the remaining study time online/blended.

The aim of this module is to enable pharmacists to practise and develop as prescribers and to meet the standards set by the General Pharmaceutical Council. (The students on successful completion of this module will also be a supplementary prescriber).

Nurse Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (available at Level 6 and Level 7)

This module aims to prepare nurses, midwives and specialist community public health nurses to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost effectively as an independent / supplementary prescriber.

Physiotherapist, Chiropodist, Podiatrist and Paramedic Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (available at Level 6 and Level 7)

The aim of the module is to enable physiotherapist/chiropodist/podiatrist/paramedic to demonstrate their knowledge, competence and safety in the principal areas of independent and supplementary prescribing. It will also enable physiotherapist/chiropodist/podiatrist/paramedic to apply and integrate theory to practice in their area of professional practice.

Starts in: Duration:
September 24 weeks (2 semesters)

This module is delivered on Wednesdays 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

This course is available to UK applicants only.

All entrants to this programme must meet the requirements as stipulated by GPHC, NMC, or HCPC. You must be registered with the relevant council for your profession.

For more information on the entry requirements for your specific pathway, please contact

Fees and funding

Home: £3,080 (40 credit module)

Home: £2,780 (Level 7)

Applicants from the local area accessing programmes and individual modules may be eligible for funding from NHS Health Education Yorkshire and Humber. For more information, please contact

Funding may also be available through your employer.