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Non-Medical Prescribing Module

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NSA 3120
NSA 4120
January 2018
27 days
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Full days, part-time
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Course leader
Suzanne Everett

Develop the skills and evidence-based knowledge to undertake safe, appropriate and cost-effective independent and supplementary prescribing roles in our course designed for nurses, midwives and SPHN where there is a clinical need.

Why study the Non-Medical Prescribing Module at Middlesex University?

Taught by experienced practitioners and lecturers at our state-of-the-art London campus, this course will build on your existing knowledge base and physical assessment skills to further enhance autonomous practice.

Through a combination of lectures, seminars and practice-based learning you will explore a wide range of key factors associated with non-medical prescribing, including the legal, cognitive, emotional and physical differences between infants and adults, with opportunities to reflect on your own practice and the ways in which you can develop your role. You will also be encouraged to critically analyse the literature surrounding supplementary prescribing and develop a clinical management plan within legislative requirements.

Armed with these contemporary insights and valuable skills you will not only enhance your practice and career prospects for the future but obtain 45 credits at Level 6 or 7 to put towards a BSc degree, BSc Midwifery (Top Up), MSc Midwifery Studies, MSc Nursing Studies, or MSc Mental Health Studies if you wish.



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What will you study on Non Medical Prescribing Module?

This course has been designed to assist you in meeting the learning outcomes based on the NMC standards (2006) and associated circulars. Through a series of lectures and group discussions you will explore a wide range of theories, skills and practice issues associated with non-medical prescribing, including:

  • 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


You will be assessed through both an exam and your portfolio. The final written examination comprises of twenty short answer and MCQ questions.

  1. Qualifications
  2. How to apply

There are several funding options available:

  • receiving course fees via CPPD contracts between NHS trusts and Middlesex University
  • paying your own fees
  • sponsorship by your employer (but not under a CPPD contract).

For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.

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