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Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing (CEPIP) PG Cert

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Our Clinically Enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing (CEPIP) post-graduate course is part-time, flexible and competency-based. This is a GPhC accredited course for qualified pharmacists wanting to prescribe autonomously for conditions within their clinical competence.

Key benefits

  • We are ranked 19th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021).
  • Experienced clinicians including independent pharmacist and nurse prescribers and experienced academic staff lead our teaching.
  • The course combines multi-professional university-based study days with, flexible e-learning with work-based education.
  • This course is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
  • Course content and assessments will reflect the most up-to-date practice which will support you as a newly qualified pharmacist prescriber in your workplace.
  • Includes enhanced patient assessment and consultation skills to support your prescribing practice.
  • We are part of King's Heath Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between us, Guy's, St Thomas' and King's College Hospitals and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

This course aims to deliver competent pharmacist prescribers who can provide an independent and supplementary prescribing service which is safe and effective and takes into account the needs of patients, the professions and the relevant health organisations.  We will: - Meet the requirements of the GPhC indicative syllabus for pharmacist independent prescribing  - Support experienced practitioners to review and reflect on their current practice, to enable them to determine what skills, knowledge and attitudes they need to develop in order to become independent prescribers - Enable practitioners to evolve an expertise in the art and science of prescribing This integrated multi-professional course will enable healthcare professionals to take on the role of an independent and/or supplementary prescriber. Pharmacists and nurses are taught together to facilitate multidisciplinary working. The GPhC  and the NMC publish an indicative syllabus and learning outcomes which informs the curriculum. This course will enable pharmacists to take on the role of an independent and/or supplementary prescriber. Pharmacists and nurses are taught together to facilitate multidisciplinary working. The GPhC publishes an indicative syllabus and learning outcomes which informs the curriculum. The GPhC mandates a minimum of 26 days teaching and learning and a minimum of 12 (x 7.5 h) days in practice spent under the supervision of a designated prescribing practitioner (DPP). For cohort dates and application deadlines, please see the 'Teaching & Structure' tab.

Base campuses

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Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

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Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

The seminars and physical assessment skills training have a different theme each week which is supported by online learning material to provide students with the underpinning knowledge base.

This is a 60 credit module, accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council, representing 600 hrs of student endeavour comprising:

  • 26 days of teaching, involving attendance at either Waterloo or Guy’s campus, and completion of flexible e-learning materials

  • 110 hours of supervised practice within the clinical environment of the student

  • Personal study and preparation for assessments including a reflective portfolio of practice

  • Online support sessions to address student questions relating to portfolio development and physical assessments.

Typically, one credit equates to ten hours of work

A variety of teaching methods are used including tutorials, workshops, presentations and case studies. Material is also provided via the King’s e-learning and teaching service (KEATS). 

Attendance

The seminars have a different theme each week which is related to the modules that are in the web based learning materials. Attendance at these seminars is compulsory and it is expected that annual leave will not be taken throughout these days.

 

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examination. Coursework contributes approximately 70% and examinations approximately 30% to your final mark.

Assessment comprises three distinct approaches, all of which must be passed:

  • A written examination comprising multiple choice and short answer questions

  • An Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

  • The presentation of a reflective practice portfolio recording the individuals learning from their minimum of 90 hours in practice. This must contain 2 patient cases, a therapeutic and risk framework as well as a range of competence related assessments. Competency is assessed using the Royal Pharmaceutical Society A Competency Framework for all Prescribers 2016.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Structure

Required modules

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totaling 60 credits. You are required to take:

Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing (60 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

We will equip you to be a pharmacist independent prescriber and deliver services for patients in line with the demands of the changing NHS. 

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: N/A

Part time: £3,500 per year (2021/22)

International:

Full time: N/A

Part time: £3,500 per year (2021/22)

This tuition fee is subject to annual increases, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

Please note: a deposit is not required.

Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee. 

 Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies, but what you need will be available in the library
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Stationery Stationery 
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 
  • Graduation costs

Funding

This course aims to deliver competent pharmacist prescribers who can provide an independent and supplementary prescribing service which is safe and effective and takes into account the needs of patients, the professions and the relevant health organisations.  We will: - Meet the requirements of the GPhC indicative syllabus for pharmacist independent prescribing  - Support experienced practitioners to review and reflect on their current practice, to enable them to determine what skills, knowledge and attitudes they need to develop in order to become independent prescribers - Enable practitioners to evolve an expertise in the art and science of prescribing This integrated multi-professional course will enable healthcare professionals to take on the role of an independent and/or supplementary prescriber. Pharmacists and nurses are taught together to facilitate multidisciplinary working. The GPhC  and the NMC publish an indicative syllabus and learning outcomes which informs the curriculum. This course will enable pharmacists to take on the role of an independent and/or supplementary prescriber. Pharmacists and nurses are taught together to facilitate multidisciplinary working. The GPhC publishes an indicative syllabus and learning outcomes which informs the curriculum. The GPhC mandates a minimum of 26 days teaching and learning and a minimum of 12 (x 7.5 h) days in practice spent under the supervision of a designated prescribing practitioner (DPP). For cohort dates and application deadlines, please see the 'Teaching & Structure' tab.

Base campuses

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Loading...

Teaching methods - what to expect

The seminars and physical assessment skills training have a different theme each week which is supported by online learning material to provide students with the underpinning knowledge base.

This is a 60 credit module, accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council, representing 600 hrs of student endeavour comprising:

  • 26 days of teaching, involving attendance at either Waterloo or Guy’s campus, and completion of flexible e-learning materials

  • 110 hours of supervised practice within the clinical environment of the student

  • Personal study and preparation for assessments including a reflective portfolio of practice

  • Online support sessions to address student questions relating to portfolio development and physical assessments.

Typically, one credit equates to ten hours of work

A variety of teaching methods are used including tutorials, workshops, presentations and case studies. Material is also provided via the King’s e-learning and teaching service (KEATS). 

Attendance

The seminars have a different theme each week which is related to the modules that are in the web based learning materials. Attendance at these seminars is compulsory and it is expected that annual leave will not be taken throughout these days.

 

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Exams

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examination. Coursework contributes approximately 70% and examinations approximately 30% to your final mark.

Assessment comprises three distinct approaches, all of which must be passed:

  • A written examination comprising multiple choice and short answer questions

  • An Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

  • The presentation of a reflective practice portfolio recording the individuals learning from their minimum of 90 hours in practice. This must contain 2 patient cases, a therapeutic and risk framework as well as a range of competence related assessments. Competency is assessed using the Royal Pharmaceutical Society A Competency Framework for all Prescribers 2016.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Structure

Required modules

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totaling 60 credits. You are required to take:

Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing (60 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

We will equip you to be a pharmacist independent prescriber and deliver services for patients in line with the demands of the changing NHS. 

Tuition Fees

UK:

Full time: N/A

Part time: £3,500 per year (2021/22)

International:

Full time: N/A

Part time: £3,500 per year (2021/22)

This tuition fee is subject to annual increases, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

Please note: a deposit is not required.

Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee. 

 Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies, but what you need will be available in the library
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Stationery Stationery 
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 
  • Graduation costs

Funding

Application closing date guidance

Please click the relevant link in the table below to access Key Dates, for the relevant cohort that you wish to join. This document contains dates for all taught sessions, the DPP session, assessment days and online sessions.

 
Application deadlines for 2021 Key Dates
Cohort Deadline for applications
September 2021 Friday 9 July 2021 Please click here.
January 2022 Friday 15 October 2021 Please click here.
May 2022 Friday 25 February 2022 Please click here.

 

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