Podiatry 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 podiatry 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 podiatrist 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 


  • Advanced Clinical Skills Through Competency and Work-based Learning
  • Foot and Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Pathology and Clinical Biomechanics
  • The Foot in Diabetes
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Pathology and Microbiology
  • Anatomy for Podiatric Practice
  • Surgical Management of the Foot
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Injection Therapy 1 – Lower Limb and Regional Anaesthesia
  • Off-loading the At-risk Foot
  • Rheumatology and the Lower Limb

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