Core Module Information
Module title: Applied pharmacology and prescribing practice

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: NUR11129
Module leader: Hazel McPhillips
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing

Students may only access this module as part of the MSc ACP and must have already completed a 40-credit (V300) prescribing module at level 11.
Students not on the MSc advanced clinical practice pathway who wish to access this module must have an understanding of anatomy and physiology and be in a role which can be related to pharmacology and prescribing (eg. AHP, bioscientist, etc).:

Description of module content:

This module offers the opportunity for students already in possession of a V300 prescribing qualification to gain 40-credits aligned with prescribing to meet the requirements of the MSc/PGDip in advanced clinical practice. In addition this module may offer AHP not on the MSc/PGDip in advanced clinical practice, but who would benefit from a knowledge of pharmacology without acting as a prescriber an opportunity to develop their clinical knowledge.
This module will only be available to those students who are registered ISP and who require a 40-credit module within the MSc ACP programme and AHP who are not on the programme.
This module offers the opportunity to revisit pharmacology and prescribing related issues as a registered prescriber. You will be offered a choice of assessments which offer the opportunity to undertake an piece of work that is relative to and reflective of your clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically discuss the application of consultation models within clinical scenarios to demonstrate safe, professional and cost-effective prescribing.
LO2: Critically analyse the legislation and research evidence as it applies to prescribing practice.
LO3: Evaluate the relationship between the patient/carer and the multiprofessional team involved in decision making for prescribing, supplying and administering medicines in relation to person-centred care.
LO4: Debate the wider influences on prescribing decisions in relation to one’s own sphere of practice or role.
LO5: Synthesise knowledge of pharmacology related to medications in one's own practice or role.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, ONLINE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: ONLINE
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Hazel McPhillips
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Guided independent study 340
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 20
Online On-demand Webinar 20
Online Demonstration 5
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 15
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1,2,3,4,5 , WORDS= 2200
Project - Written 50 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 , WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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