University of Kent

Kent Health

Independent/Supplementary Prescribing / Independent/Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses (level H)


Boulevard Louis Schmidt 2a

1040 Brussels

Brussels, Brussels H



32 (2) 641 1721

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PCert - Independent/Supplementary Prescribing, Level H / PCert - Independent/Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Students on this programme will also need support from a sponsoring organisation, confirming service need and access to a prescribing budget to meet the costs of prescriptions on completion of training, and a named designated medical practitioner who will supervise and provide support during clinical placement. This programme, approved by the appropriate professional/regulatory bodies, provides a distance learning option for qualification as a non-medical prescriber. Eight (nine for nurses) contact days cover communication and diagnostic skills. Other topics on the syllabus include the legal, policy, professional and ethical aspects of prescribing, plus pharmacology and patient assessment and monitoring. You can take the Master's programme as a stand-alone PCert in Independent/Supplementary Prescribing, or as one pathway into the Medicines Management programme (see left), by studying prescribing as either the first or second year of the Medicines Management PDip. On successful completion, the School will notify the appropriate professional/regulatory body that you have qualified as an independent/ supplementary prescriber. The University of Kent was founded in 1965 and since then has achieved prominence as one of Britain's most innovative and enterprising universities. Our students come from many different backgrounds (there are over 110 nationalities represented at Kent) giving a rich cultural variety on campus. Students come from Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, the United States, Nigeria and Europe as well as from the UK.



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

In State Tuition (per year): 3900 GBP

Out State Tuition (per year): 12030 GBP

Classification: Unknown

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