Non Medical Prescribing Module (PHC 3120 (for Level 6) or PHC 4120 (for Level 7))

  • Dates: January
  • Times: Variable blocks-total 26 days, full day
  • Lecturer: Elizabeth Haidar


Hendon campus


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Course overview:

Number of credits: 45 credits

Level: Either level 6 (PHC 3120) counting towards BSc Nursing studies; BSc Midwifery (Top Up);BSc Mental Health (Top Up) or level 7 (PHC 4120) counting towards MSc Midwifery Studies; MSc Nursing studies; MSc Mental  Health Studies.

Registered Nurse or midwife or SPHN where there is a clinical need.

Completion of the module will enable you to complete episodes of care and improve patients access to medicines.

The module aims to support practitioners to develop the skills and evidence based knowledge required for undertaking safe and cost effective independent and supplementary prescribing roles.

This will be in the context of current legislation and local and national policy. An emphasis will be placed on a team and public health approach to prescribing decisions where the patient is a partner in care.

The module includes: assessment, consultation skills and history taking; legal and professional issues relating to non medical prescribing; decision making and evidence based prescribing; psychological and ethical issues applied to prescribing; pharmacology and drug actions; leadership, accountability and clinical governance; development of clinical management plans as a supplementary prescriber.

Much of the curriculum is set by the NMC and further information can be viewed in the standards: See NMC (2006) Standards of Proficiency for Nurse and midwife Prescribers. London. NMC.


NMC Requirements apply: Registered Nurse or midwife or SPHN; Three years experience including one year in the field for which you will be prescribing; Demonstrate ability to study at Level 6; A CRB check within the last three years; Adequate numeracy and assessment skills. See NMC (2006) Standards of Proficiency for Nurse and midwife Prescribers. London. NMC

Barred combination:



Portfolio, Exam, OSCE. Final written examination comprising of twenty short answer and MCQ questions-pass mark is 80%. Exam numeracy Pass mark 100% OSCE Pass /fail. A portfolio graded by the University. Competency is assessed by a designated Medical Practitioner

How to apply:

Download the application form [MS Word] which is specific to this course, and the application form for health CPD courses at Middlesex University. You will need to complete both forms.

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