Physiotherapy with Independent Prescribing PGCert

University of Brighton
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Certificate
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
18 months
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

  • have an appropriate honours degree qualification in physiotherapy or a related subject. We may consider offering you a place if you do not have a first degree but do hold a diploma qualification.
  • normally have had at least three years of clinical experience.
  • be registered as a physiotherapist with the HCPC.
  • be professionally practising in an environment where it has been identified that there is a need for you to regularly use independent prescribing.
  • be able to demonstrate support from your employer or sponsor, including confirmation that for the duration of the course you will have appropriate supervised practice in the clinical area in which you are expected to prescribe.
  • have an agreement with an approved medical practitioner, who should normally be recognised by your employer as having experience in a relevant field of practice and has had training and experience in the supervision, support and assessment of trainees. Your approved medical practitioner should agree to provide opportunities to develop your competencies in prescribing, and to supervise, support and assess you during your clinical placement.
  • be able to show clearly documented evidence that you have appropriate background knowledge and experience and have the ability to study at academic level 6, or level 7 if you choose this option. 


  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Prescribers
  • Health Assessment for Prescribing
  • Clinical and Professional Aspects of Prescribing
  • A research methods module from the School of Health Sciences postgraduate education programme
  • Two core modules from the following list and one further option module from this list or from the School of Health Sciences postgraduate education programme
  • A 60-credit dissertation 


  • Key Issues in Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Management of the Lower Quadrant
  • Practice Development through Independent Learning
  • Management of Upper Quadrant Sporting Injuries
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Chronic Lung Disease
  • Exploring Pain
  • Contemporary Issues in the Health and Well-being of Older People
  • Management of Lower Quadrant Sporting Injuries
  • Key Issues in Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Management of the Upper Quadrant
  • Exercise in Rehabilitation
  • Extended Scope of Practice
  • Injection Therapy 1 - Lower Limb
  • The Health Professions as an Educator
  • Ergonomics for Health Professionals
  • Analysis of Function
  • CPD by Critical Reflection
  • Exploring Health and Well-being

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