This is a five-day practical clinical module for those who are already prescribers and for those who are about to become prescribers. Five clinical days are followed by an OSCE style assessment.
Are you a non-medical prescriber? Are you about to become a non-medical prescriber? Take the opportunity to get some key clinical skills to equip you in your NMP role. Be able to identify key red flags outside your scope of practice. Know when to refer on.
We aim to prepare you for effective clinical consultation, assessment and diagnosis through a combination of distance learning and interactive study days. This will include critical reading of key papers, analysis of case studies, reflective learning through construction of a portfolio of activities to include critical evaluation of patient interactions.
- Develop your physical assessment and consultation skills
- Enhance your ability to manage patients in your care
- Learn how to structure a consultation
- Develop your diagnostic methods
- Use advanced clinical assessment skills
- Know when to refer to a specialist team
This 20 credit module is part of the Medway School of Pharmacy (MSoP) suite of short courses and can be taken either before the independent/supplementary prescribing programme or on completion of the IP qualification. It is open to pharmacists, nurses, paramedics, dietitians, radiographers and physiotherapists.
Students will attend a series of five study days spaced across a two-month period with sessions on:
- Consultation styles
- Basic Observations
- Mental Health
- Practice OSCEs
A systematic understanding of how to structure a consultation, embedding the principles of concordance in order to obtain a comprehensive medical history, and using documentation to facilitate decision making whilst recognising limitations.
The ability to use advanced clinical assessment skills to respond to a variety of frequently met clinical situations, multiple pathologies or complex medical needs, guided by consultation and diagnostic methods designed to establish reliable identification of clinical presentations and therapeutic options.
A comprehensive understanding of the physiology, pathophysiology, natural history and progression of disease states and co-morbidities which will underpin management of patient care in practice.
The module entails five study days, followed by one assessment day. The first four study days take place at the beginning of the programme, with fifth taking place a few weeks later and the assessment day a few weeks after that. It is worth 20 postgraduate credits and is part of the Medway School of Pharmacy (MSoP) suite of short courses. You can take the course BEFORE or AFTER taking the independent/supplementary prescribing programme or include it in your general CPD. It is open to pharmacists, nurses, paramedics, dietitians, radiographers and physiotherapists. Access the content of the clinically enhanced module that we have available for hospital, mental health and community trust pharmacists on the Clinically Enhanced Prescribing programme.
Assessment is through completion of OSCEs.
Students must also complete a formative reflective diary covering at minimum of 25 placement hours while on the course.
Pharmacists taking CCAD with Prescribing
Hospital pharmacists working in the HEE LaSE area will be eligible for funding for this short course when taken in conjunction with the PG Certificate Independent/Supplementary Prescribing Programme. The funding covers both the short course and the prescribing programme. This is to replace the Clinically Enhanced Prescribing programme we have previously run.
For more information on our prescribing programme click here
Students will need to attend the university on our Medway campus for all compulsory study days for CCAD and the prescribing programme.
Intakes and Application Deadlines
December 2023 CCAD with April 2024 prescribing application deadline 13th October 2023
June 2024 CCAD with January 2025 Prescribing application deadline 15 March 2024
You are applying for both CCAD and the prescribing programme with this application therefore you will need to meet the GPhC and university entry requirements for the prescribing programme to be eligible. These can be found here under Entry Requirements
You will need to be available to attend all the CCAD and Prescribing study days in person at our Medway campus. The dates of the Prescribing programme can be found here under Course Structure